Holistic approach to study advocated

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In limelight: IAS topper Adappa Karthik being mobbed for autographs during an interactive session in Hyderabad on Saturday.
In limelight: IAS topper Adappa Karthik being mobbed for autographs during an interactive session in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

Civil Services 2007 topper plans ‘human linkage programme’

Karthik launches website to guide youth for civil services exam

Andhra Bank to supply Rs. 25,000 worth books to college library

HYDERABAD: The topper of Civil Services-2007, Adapa Karthik is planning to conduct ‘Human Linkage Programme’ - a series of interactive sessions for the students of government schools and colleges throughout the State in December and January months.

Dr. Karthik, along with friends who were already in the service, will give expositions on Civil Services and essential qualities that students should develop to aim greater heights in life in those sessions.

“Interaction with civil servants, who already had considerable success, will definitely give a moral boost to the students,” he said.

Interacting with students of the Government Junior College for Boys, Nampally, organised by Andhra Bank on Saturday, he advised them to have a holistic approach to study and work extra hard to overcome the hurdles created by poverty.


“The more facilities you have, the more diversions you may have. Take your shortcomings positively,” he said. Dr. Karthik has started a website ‘’ to guide youth in preparation of civil services. He felt that a sound undergraduate course would be a sufficient foundation for preparation to Civil Services.

“Once you have decided to sit for civils, join a good degree and master the subjects. You may take those subjects as optionals in civil services,” he said. He advised students to work as much as possible in their youth. “The work you do between age of 20 and 30 will determine your future, make hard work an integral part of your life.”

The Executive Director of the Andhra Bank, Anil Girotra said that “Hard work, commitment and sincerity accounts for 70 per cent of the effort and the facilities play only a peripheral role.” Andhra Bank has promised to supply books worth Rs 25,000 to the college library. Dr. Karthik asked NGOs, corporates and individuals to come forward to improve the quality of education in government school and colleges.



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