Reading Time: 3 minutesPrahlad 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.
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.
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.