Watchman’s Son Prahlad Narayan Meena Clears UPSC Exam

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Prahlad Narayan Meena fulfilled the dream of his father and mother which they saw when Prahlad Narayan Meena was very young. He cracked the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission in the year 2011 by securing All India Rank 615. His father was a watchman who had the responsibility to keep watch over an IAS/IPS Officers every day.

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Family Background

Prahlad Narayan Meena comes from a village Rampura. Prahlad’s father Kanaram was a watchman in the locality Gandhi Nagar on Tonk Road in Jaipur city. For various IAS Officers his father served there as a watchman for twenty years. He used to get influenced by the behaviour of these officers while doing his duty. Kanaram felt that he would make his son Prahlad Narayan Meena an IAS or IPS Officer one day by seeing these officers how they used to talk or behave with their own children. But fate had different plans. Kanaram died in 1995. His mother is a house maker and she kept the flame burning of the dream his father had seen for Prahlad Narayan Meena.

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Educational Background of Prahlad Narayan Meena

When Prahlad Narayan Meena was merely in 7th standard his father died. At such a young age, death of his father not only made him mature, but also made him return to his village Rampura. Her mother always used to keep reminding Prahlad of where he had to reach. Prahlad Narayan Meena had to get a job to earn some money by looking at the economic scenario of the house, which had an adverse influence on his studies. Consequently, he became very weak at studies. So much so that no one had any expectations from him when he filled the forms for the 8th standard.

At the Secretariat in Jaipur his relative used to work over there. For further studies he brought Prahlad Narayan Meena back to Jaipur. He took admission in a private school, because of his rural background his classmates used to make fun of Prahlad Narayan Meena. He was also lagging behind in his studies and he did not know much about the city, but slowly he started getting his share of attention. He knew in future he could pull his family out of their economic miseries if he will study hard. He started refining himself slowly but steadily and in the end Prahlad Narayan Meena topped that school in his 12th standard.

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Prahlad Narayan Meena first did a B.A. and then a B.Ed. owing to their poor economic condition. He got a job as a Trained Graduate Teacher in English in Delhi in 2008 and this helped him with his economic condition as well.

Prahlad Narayan Meena sent his mother to various pilgrimage destinations which she always wanted to see. Other villagers seized his land because he was not in his village for so long. This made him very angry, but neither did he have the power nor the money to fight them. Thus, the desire to become an IAS or IPS Officer grew even stronger in him.

Prahlad Narayan Meena started preparing for the Civil Services after his graduation and when he had to travel because of his job or any other reasons he always kept studying at that time. In August 2011 he passed the UPSC Prelims and in May 2012 he also crossed the final barrier. He got an All India Rank of 615.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Is He Clear In Ist Attemp? The. stories are very inspiring… But Only Inspiration is not Much To Do AnyThing …. a Man achieve smthing when he want To achieve …. A Will Is Must N 2nd the hardwork …..

  2. My self rajeev jain and I m classmate n neighbour of prahalad, l just say that prahalad not only achieve there target but also given a strong inspiration to all of us to do dedication power for our job, our family,

  3. hello,
    RESPECTED, sir/mam,
    I DILIP FROM Gujarat,
    I am completed Diploma in mechanical trade,
    Q-which one exams upsc/ssc for I eligible?
    please suggest me.,
    THANK YOU..!

  4. sir
    I am abhishek tiwarti. I have completed my graduation in computer science engineering .but I want to become an IAS officer . I don’t want to prepare my IAS with my graduation stream.
    so I want to prepare with only graduation level .is it possible .plz suggests me.

  5. M jatinder, police constable in punjab police. I want preparation of pps so pls guide to me how can preparation during duty. Because during duty coaching classes is not possible

  6. Prahlad made not only history but also created a hope for those who think i have nothing to do and nothing to pay.if our will power is strong than we can do that which we dreamed.

  7. Congratulation…..Prahlad sir….i am student of part 2..nd i wnt to prepre for civil service examation..so..plz suggest me..hw i am preparing…

  8. i just completed my 12th .. i want 2 take ist rank in iAS … i m reaDy to do Anything .. what i m not able to understand what to do.. pls suggest me something.. i hv physics geography and math combination

  9. Hhai…
    RESPECTED sir/madam.
    I am vijay Kumar I have completed s.s.l.c
    I wànt become I.A.S officer
    Please…. Suggest me…

  10. I have completed Graduation.I want To Be an IAS officer so,How To Start to prepare upsc exam? ….& Thank You for motivational story.

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