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APSC: Jagriti Kalwar a great success story and a moment of pride for the tea tribe

Famous Rocky Balboa dialogue, “One step, one punch, one round at a time” is a perfect fit when it comes to Jagriti Kalwar. Kalwar secured 89th position in the recently published merit list of Assam Public Service Commission. She hails from Katlicherra in Hailakandi district and completed her HSLCE without any private tuition from Lala’s Mount Pink English Medium School.


Charles Higher Secondary High School’s principal Lakshmi Nibas Kalwar and Asha Kalwar’s daughter Jagriti left for Delhi after her higher secondary. She is a graduate of Kiori Mal College in New Delhi and has a first class masters degree from Delhi University. The Kalwar family belongs to the tea tribe in Assam and Jagriti’s success has brought in a moment of pride for the community. Many gathered to congratulate the family and the entire community is celebrating the joyous moment as a festival.


However, Jagriti is not done yet. She has her eyes set on UPSC and has already started preparing for it. Taking part in debates, quiz competition and volunteering in social activities are her favorite hobbies. She participated in Children Science Congress and has experience of interning in the Parliament of India.


Not only the tea tribes but the entire Hailakandi and whole of Barak Valley is in a mood of celebration because of the success in APSC’s CCE. Maria Tanim of Hailakandi secured pole position in the merit list followed by Rangpur’s K Eshan Singh (7th) and Malugram’s Souvik Dutta (18th). Karimganj’s Samujjal Das who was in the HSLCE merit list in 2005 got selected as assistant employment officer.   



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