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Updated: August 13, 2011 13:33 IST

I owe it to The Hindu, says Punjab winner

Sarabjit Pandher
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Sandeep Kaur. Photo: Special Arrangement
Sandeep Kaur. Photo: Special Arrangement

Overwhelmed by a deluge of accolades for clearing the civil services examinations, Sandeep Kaur, daughter of a peon, acknowledges the major role played by The Hindu in her success.

“I did not miss any article on the Edit page as well as in the Opinion section,” the civil engineering graduate from the Punjab Engineering College told this correspondent.

As her family resources were limited, Ms. Kaur never opted for any formal coaching for the civil services examinations, in which she had not succeeded in a previous attempt. She chose Sociology and Punjabi literature as her subjects for the civil services examinations, in which she was ranked 138th this year.

For nearly five years, she had followed the guidelines given by her teachers, seniors and friends. “But the most important factor in my preparations was thorough reading of The Hindu, which provided a proper insight into current affairs, national and international developments.”

Ms. Kaur's father or her cousin Jaspreet Singh would travel nearly 20 km by bus to get her a copy of the newspaper from an agent at Kharar town.

“The agent was kind enough to keep copies for a few days, in case we could not collect them,” she recalled, adding that interviews by successful candidates and advice by her teachers led her to reading The Hindu regularly.

While the Punjab government plans to use her success in its fight against female foeticide, Ms. Kaur says she is prepared to serve anywhere in the country. Poverty eradication and equal opportunities for all will remain her priorities, avers the eldest of the three siblings, whose father, Ranjit Singh, is employed in the sub-tehsil office at Morinda, about 30 km from here.

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from:  TILAK CHAWLA
Posted on: Jul 22, 2010 at 16:24 IST

I think girls like Sandeep Kaur should be encouraged. she knows what is poverty.India is badly in need of such highly motivated girls to elevate people from Below Poverty Line. I am sure that "The Hindu" would suitably award this wisdom enriched girl.
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from:  Prof. C. Namasivayam
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 17:54 IST

Decades ago, my dad would make me read Hindu news paper every morning. We later started reading and discussing The Hindu everyday. I owe it to The Hindu for my English... Thank you The Hindu for changing lives even today!!

from:  Praveena
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 10:07 IST

Congrat for success CS, and also heartful thanks to her father

i real appriciate her hardwork.

from:  Dhanushkodidurai
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 09:24 IST

Congratulations to The Hindu.

from:  P K Tikku
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 09:17 IST

SALUTE TO HER HARD WORK AND DEDICATION. I WILL SAY HER TO BRING MORE GIRLS TO SUCCESS RATE FROM VILLAGES AND THATS THE ONLY WAY I FEEL TO THROW MORE LIGHTS ON VILLAGES.

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

from:  RAMESH
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 08:46 IST

A Very pleasant news. HAPPY TO KNOW THET THE HINDU DID IT. HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS ENDEAVOURING YOUNG LADY.

from:  Mohan Dhas
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 06:30 IST

This is indeed the best story I have heard in recent times. Congrats to her and hope more like her will occupy the highest position and bring much needed change. Wish Sarabjit the very best and fight for social justice. Her comments about The Hindu is what drives me here too!

from:  Prabhudev Konana
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 05:54 IST

All the best wishes to Ms. Kaur.

from:  Kavita
Posted on: May 13, 2010 at 02:29 IST
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