Have you ever had a leg injury that made you think about how long it might take before you went back to dancing or badminton? Whenever your injury hurts, your mind is likely to create the image of not being able to walk again or be dependent on people for a lifetime.
When we constantly fear the injury that has gotten in the way of our dreams, imagine a strain that has the potential to make every day a challenge. Against this backdrop, would you still be able to hold on to your dreams and do what it takes to get there?
It makes you pause and think for a second, right?
Well, here's the story of Ira Singal, IAS. While many people can serve you as motivation, her story stands as the epitome of the word "inspiration."
What makes it different from other internal service employees? Well, as far as she has come today, there has never been an easy path for her. Singal suffers from a medical condition called scoliosis, struggling to make the civil service exam three times in order to be ranked number one across India. A journey filled with difficult battles, suffering, powerlessness and perseverance finally leads her to triumph.
Before we get into her story, here's some information on scoliosis, if you're not familiar with it. Scoliosis is a physical deformity that causes the spine to bend sideways. While most cases of scoliosis are mild, it can worsen when it occurs before skeletal maturity, and sometimes the curvature may be extreme enough to cause breathing problems ( 1 ).
Now, back to Ira Singal.
Singhal, today, is the Deputy Commissioner of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The 35-year-old did not get there by accident or luck. The idea of being an internal affairs officer was put in her mind when she was in third grade when she was living with her family in Meerut.
How it started…
She remembers that every time in Meerut it took curfew, she would hear them say that it was issued by the county magistrate. Although she didn't understand what she meant at the moment, the idea of someone with so much power fascinated her. And in the years that followed, this charm became a dream. However, little did she know that it would change the lives and lives of the people around her.
After completing his primary education in Meerut, Singh moved to Delhi where he completed an engineering degree, followed by an MBA from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology and the University of Delhi respectively. Following his MBA, he began working at Cadbury as a strategic manager. At that time, she urged her to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE).
First Foot Of The Battle
In 2010, Singal wrote CSE for the first time and consistently, every year until 2013. Although she completed the check on her first attempt , her injury was cited as a reason to be considered inadmissible for any position sparing the Indian Revenue Service. What the authorities did not understand was that they did not refuse someone who simply decided to write CSE. It was a girl who grew up whole with a burning desire to be a servant of the service. And she was not ready to be refused.
As the battle continued, Singh challenged the status by moving the Central Administrative Court. After what seemed like a long battle, she won her case the following year. While waiting for the pending case to go forward, Singal rewrote CSE, clearing it to be offered the same service again. Not long after, the Tribunal ruled and Singal received its publication.
During this battle, Ira Singal considered that it was not just an opportunity for her. In her head, this battle was to open the door for several others like her.
Three months after the sentence, Singal went through the wait for the documents to go ahead and a meeting letter to contact her. Meanwhile, her friend suggested she try again.
The Big Breakthrough
Although reluctant, Singal continued to write the transitions for the fourth time while still waiting for his appointment. As she completed her network, she received her letter. Without thinking, she put aside all the study material and continued to join the training. All along, she had almost forgotten the results of her networks.
While spending her time honestly at the Academy, fate had a different plan for her. Her fourth experience came and Ira Singal made history by going to the 1st All-India rankings. And that gave her a direct entry into her dream. There she was. Indian Administrative Service.
And the rest, as the saying goes, is history.
This reminds us of an old saying. When the journey becomes difficult, the work goes on.
Although he grew up with a disability, Singal never used a crutch and despised the idea of regret. Her accolades are her medals of strength, passion, hard work and endurance.
Still think "I don't have enough time" is a good enough excuse? Think again. It is time to leave that excuse aside and go to conquer the world.
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