“There is no substitute to hard work and no shortcut to success” – is something that inspired her to not giving up, and fight anyway.
|Clearing the UPSC, AIR 50th rank
Let us not first count on the glorious triumph that she has made. Instead, the way she achieved it and the struggles she recorded through seems to be more inspirational.
Surabhi Gautam, the name given by her parents was not enough for her. She wanted her own identity which is what she has now. Education is something that gets you the recognition you want, she anyhow learned it after being praised by one of her teachers in 5th grade for scoring 100 on 100 marks in mathematics. The journey never really stopped thereafter. She scored the highest marks in her 12th board exams and got on the merit lists. She was everywhere, on the newspapers and on everyone’s mouth. There she first admitted that she wanted to be a Collector after being asked by the reporters.
Surabhi belongs to a joint family. She lived and studied from an orthodox village called Andara in the Satin district of Madhya Pradesh. She was undoubtedly a super studious brilliant student that She went on hitting milestones after milestones as she qualified all her examinations including BARC, ISRO, IES, Gate, etc.. she had ever appeared for.
Surabhi Gautam is an RGPV alumnus and has secured AIR 1 in Indian Engineering Services. She has also worked in the Bhava Atomic research Center and Indian Railways.
Surabhi had a government job, a good salary, and easy life. Everything was going well unless she had a feeling of unhappiness out of dissatisfaction. She shares that her mother has always been a great mentor to her, that whenever she had felt falling, her mother would have guided her in a way being strong. She reminded her, that interaction with a reporter while her 12th results were out in which she said that she wanted to be a collector and improve the situations of her village which were not good at that time. She thanked her mother and prepared herself to do this last but not the least fight of her life. It was not easy for her to study by stealing minutes from hours as for she has to continue her Railways training after all but she did. She did and passed India’s one of the toughest examinations UPSC at her very first attempt with AIR 50 in flying colors and proved the very first line so true. There’s is she, where she’s supposed to be administrating at Viramgam district, Ahmedabad, Gujarat as an assistant collector serving as District Development officer presently.