The appointment of IAS official Vandana Singh Chauhan is a testament to the success story that hard work can lead to achieving any goal.
Aspiring candidates for UPSC dedicate several years to secure coveted administrative positions like IAS and IPS. They face one of India’s most demanding exams before proceeding to the interview stage. Success stories from UPSC exemplify how perseverance always yields positive outcomes.
Vandana Singh Chauhan’s success story is as inspiring as that of numerous others. In order to pursue further education, Vandana Singh Chauhan had to defy her family’s wishes. Her appointment as an IAS official serves as a demonstration that diligent efforts can lead to the attainment of any objective.
Who is Vandana Singh Chauhan?
Vandana Singh Chauhan hailed from Nasrullagarh, a hamlet in Haryana, which lacked suitable educational institutions. Due to this, her father sent her brother abroad for studies. Observing this, Vandana expressed her desire to pursue education. Consequently, she was admitted to a Moradabad Gurukul.
Both Vandana and her father faced significant opposition from family members. After completing her 12th grade, Vandana began preparing for the UPSC examination while residing at home. Her aspiration to work as an IAS official was pursued with utmost dedication.
According to media reports, Vandana Singh used to dedicate 12 to 14 hours every day to studying. She completed her undergraduate studies in Sanskrit (Hons) from Kanya Gurukul, Bhiwani, and then pursued her LL.B. from BR Ambedkar University, Agra. However, due to a lack of family support, she had to undertake her coursework online.
Throughout this journey, Vandana’s brother stood by her side and provided unwavering support. In the 2012 UPSC Exam conducted in Hindi, Vandana Singh Chauhan achieved the AIR 8.
She subsequently became an inspiration for numerous rural girls who lacked access to English-medium schools. Vandana currently serves as the District Manager (DM) of Almora district. Last year, she received a guard of honor at the collectorate to acknowledge her appointment as the DM. Her reputation for prompt decision-making and swift action has established her as one of the most proactive public servants in our nation’s history.