New Delhi / Bhubaneswar : Sanjita Mohapatra, a 27 year old girl, who had worked in the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) and who had secured 2nd rank in OPSE exam 2018, and now she achieved her ultimate goal by securing 10th rank in the UPSC-2019 exam.
“After a lot of effort and hardwork, it became possible. I got the news hardly half an hour ago and I am still trying to sink in. I am very happy,” a jubilant Sanjita expressed.
it was her childhood dream to become an IAS officer. “When people used to ask my parents what your child would be when she grows up, then they would instantly say she would become a Collector. So it was very much there since childhood to become an IAS officer,” she expressed.
On preparation she laid focus on qualitative study and determined study. She said “I never counted how many hours I spent on study. Quality study matters. I followed a strict routine and set targets on daily basis.”
“Several NGOs, NRIs and the Trust of the school where I studied have helped me a lot financially. I would like to serve the society for this and the best platform is through administration,” Mohapatra added.
When asked about her work interest, she expressed that primary health centre is the first point of contact with people. “If healthcare is strengthened at primary level followed by secondary and tertiary care, then links will be reinforced. I will try to work in my district at grassroots level. Small initiatives can revamp the health sector.”
Sanjita Mohapatra believes,if basic issues related to health, education and women are resolved, a society’s foundation can get stronger.