Muslims students should take up civil services in a big way and strive hard for the cause of the nation
BeyondHeadlines News Desk
Pune : Students Islamic Organisation of India, Pune organized an orientation lecture for graduation and post-graduation students of Pune on 29th Jan 2013 at Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune, in order to spread awareness about UPSC, MPSC and other Civil Service exams, More than 300 students participated in the lecture.
Farooque Naikwade (Founder and Director of Steel Frame Civil Services), Mr. Abdul Rehman (Addl. Commissioner of Police, Pune), Saleh Ansari (Chairman, Anjuman Khair-ul-Islam Trust) and Dr.G.M Nazeruddin (Principal, Poona College) were the eminent guest present during the guidance programme.
Farooque Naikwade spoke on “How to prepare for UPSC/MPSC and other civil service exams”. He said that it’s not the examination which is difficult but lack of dedication towards it which causes the students to fail. He motivated the students by giving practical examples on how to crack civil services. He gave detail information about selection process and the curriculum. He said that selection process involve Preliminary examination, Main examination and Personal Interview. A student after clearing preliminary exam qualifies for Main Examination followed by a personal interview only after clearing the mains. A candidate after passing through all these processes and clearing it all becomes IAS, IRS, IFS, IPS, etc officers. He also told the students to understand scope and opportunities in Government Sector and civil Services (UPSC/ MPSC).
IPS Abdul Rehman shared his views on his own story “A Journey of a common man to an IPS officer”. He has written a book in Hindi to highlight the salient features of Sachar Committee Report. He emphasized student to remain updated with current national and international affairs which is very important part to achieve success in the Mains and Interview. He said “In the UPSC Civil Services Exam there is no discrimination at any level. Also said the ratio of Muslim success remains almost static – around 3 per cent even though a number of community-run coaching centers have come up in the last 10 years. Among the oblivious but potential candidates there is lack of information and lack of inspiration. Like in every other field (as documented by Sachar Committee) Muslims are going down in this field too.
He also shared his views on ways to improve the share of Muslim in the civil services and said we should regularly fan out in places all over India where potential candidates are available. We should organize orientation talks. Ministry of Minority Affairs’ Free Coaching Scheme should be amended. The NGOs should be allowed to financially sponsor their candidates in the country’s most successful civil services institutes.
Saleh Ansari said that soon our college will start a library for Civil service exam aspirants where we will provide all the necessary and required services and guidance to the students. Mohammad Ali (Public Relation Secretary, SIO Maharashtra) said “the community as a whole should set an agenda to achieve the target. MPSC and UPSC students can lead to a peaceful and progressive society. We appeal to all the students to contribute in this noble cause of nation building. The program was concluded with a great zeal and enthusiasm by the participants who pledged to put in their level best in their studies which would help them become class I officers in the government aimed at taking the national to the highest level of glory.