3 more candidates from J&K crack Civil Services with flying colours

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 28: Three more candidates from J&K have cracked the country’s most prestigious Civil Services Examination 2017, results of which were declared yesterday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Rahul Bhat S/o Vijay G Bhat of Nagam tehsil Chadoora in district Budgam of Kashmir valley presently at Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi cleared the Civil Services Examination by getting 68th All India Rank. Rahul said that he has given first preference to IFS and second to IAS.
Rahul a 2013 batch Mechanical Engineering Graduate from MIT Pune has also served for two years in private sector. Having a very good family background Rahul’s grand father Makhan Lal Nagami is a well known political as well as social activist.
His father V G Bhat is serving as Senior Accounts Officer in Defense, GoI while his mother is a house wife.
Rahul had qualified the Preliminary of Civil Services in 2016 but fell short of two marks in qualifying the mains. But he did not give in and appeared in next year i.e  in 2017 with flying colours.
Rahul said that he was fascinated by history and he used to read history books for long hours during his studies and after completing the engineering. This created an interest in him for Civil Services also.
Rahul has done his initial schooling from Army Prepatory School Udhampur and qualified his 10th & 12th classes from Lovely Public Secondary School, Laxmi Nagar Delhi. A brilliant boy in studies, he had got 92 percent marks in class 12th examination.
Akshay Labroo is another candidate from J&K State who secured All India Rank 104. Labroo is an Alumni of DPS, Jammu and Ramjas College Delhi. He is already serving in Ministry of Defence.
Danish Agastam is another candidate from J&K to crack Civil Services. Danish, S/O Chander Parkash of Ramnagar in district Udhampur had earlier qualified the Civil Services by getting 814 All India Rank (AIR) and this time he got 662nd rank.
Belonging to a God fearing family, his grandfather Thakar Dass is well known for his social work and religious preaching in the area. His grand mother has retired from Education Department as Headmaster while his mother is also serving in Education Department and his father is working as Deputy Director Health Services J&K.
He did his initial schooling from Little Flower Convent School Udhampur and KV 1, Udhampur. Later he did the B Tech from UIET Punjab University Chandigarh.