India’s first visually impaired lady IAS officer takes cost as Thiruvananthapuram’s Sub-Collector

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Oct 14, 2019 16:37 IST

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Oct 14 (ANI): Pranjal Patil, India’s first visually challenged lady IAS officer on Monday took cost as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram.

A heat reception was organized to welcome her as she took over from former collector B Gopalakrishnan. She served as an assistant collector in Ernakulam for a yr in 2018 earlier than taking cost right here.

“I’m feeling extraordinarily glad and proud after taking this cost. As I begin working I will know extra in regards to the district and would plan higher for it. I anticipate help and co-operation from my fellow members and folks of Trivandrum,” Patil mentioned whereas chatting with media.

Patil, who hails from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, misplaced her eye-sight on the age of six. She, nevertheless, didn’t lose hope and accomplished her commencement in political science. Grasp diploma in Worldwide relations from Jawaharlal Nehru College.

Patil was ranked 733 in civil providers in her first try in 2016 and 124 the subsequent yr.

Giving a message to the youth she mentioned: “We should always by no means be defeated and by no means hand over. With our efforts, we are going to at all times have the ability to obtain what we want.” (ANI)

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