Former DGP Syed Anwarul Huda Urges Community Efforts to Energise Youth for Civil Services

The former Director-General of Police (DGP) Andhra Pradesh, Syed Anwarul Huda, IPS (Retd) has urged the community to make efforts to energise the youth for civil services. In his address as the chief guest at a webinar organized by the Andhra Pradesh State Waqf Board, the dashing cop popularly known as SA Huda, displayed his wisdom and experience to motivate the youth who had registered for the webinar in the initial preparation step towards the civil services coaching. The aspiring students were asked to perspire as nothing could be achieved without working hard and perspiring in the process.

SA Huda expressed his pleasure that a large number of aspiring candidates for civil services registered for the webinar from different parts of the country. He appreciated the presentation on early goal-setting, dream big, plan, study, and crack civil services – mainly the IAS and IPS. He lauded the efforts of the AP State Waqf Board and Dr. Ariz Ahmed, IAS. He said they deserve all the support and encouragement for their plans to increase the representation in the prestigious civil services from different states. SA Huda in his address to the aspiring students observed that IAS is crème de la crème of the society because of the selection process itself. The preliminary exam attracts about 5 lakh aspirants. But the community’s share in this is only 5,000. At present, only about 3 % make it from the community. He said Dr. Ariz Ahmed, IAS,’s effort is to push it to about 15 % in the next 5 to 10 years. Hence, by early goal setting and motivation of class 9 and 10 students, 10 + 2 and first-year degree students, aim high and study at least for 10 hours a day to achieve the goal.

The IAS/IPS is the final result of a good school, college, and university education. Though one is allowed to compete for civil services after graduation, there are students from IIT and IIM too, disclosed SA Huda. So, it is better to have a post-graduation before attempting civil services. Similarly, our students fail in mathematics and physical sciences during the school level. Goal-setting can be at different levels, advised SA Huda. An immediate or urgent goal as in the case of today was attending the webinar. The medium-term goal could be to see that they get good marks in graduation and post-graduation. The final goal is to crack the civil services. He ended his inspiring address with a couplet from the philosopher-poet of the 20th century – Allama Iqbal:As per the information available with Dr. Ariz Ahmed, 1135 students had registered for the webinar, the maximum number of 556 from Kerala and the minimum of one each from Mizoram, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Andaman, and Nicobar. Out of this 408 attended the webinar. It is significant to note that Dr. Ariz Ahmed is a highly respected civil servant because of his excellent academic pursuits. Presently, Dr. Ariz is the principal secretary, Public Enterprises, Assam.   

Speaking to BeyondHeadlines, on the sidelines of the webinar, SA Huda pointed out that school and college education numbers need to be beefed up as they are the feeder institutions for the civil services. The outstanding cop lamented that there are hardly 3 % graduates among the Muslim community. He wanted more educational institutions to be set up across the country. He asked the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to spread awareness about the need for education and to cut down on the school and college dropout ratio. It is significant to note that SA Huda leads a pack of intellectuals from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh towards the spread of education especially in the field of civil services coaching. In Telangana State, the intellectual top cop and Management Guru SA Huda and another intellectual and philanthropist Ghiasuddin Babu Khan of the Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust, have been working tirelessly to gift our Indian Republic with civil servants. SA Huda was also the Special Officer of the AP Stae Waqf Board during his meritorious service. Dr. Ariz Ahmed is a welcome addition. Both the Telugu States are bound to prosper more.

O, Lord! Bless our beloved nation with learned and honest civil servants!

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