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    Father died in 2005, Son emerges as 'Topper' in Recruitment Examination with 164K Aspirants


    Anantnag:- A 22-year old graduate from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district has topped the Panchayat Accounts Assistant (PAA) recruitment examination on Friday in Jammu Kashmir Union Territory. 

    Abdul Shakoor Itoo , Scored 107.75 marks in the PAA exam conducted by the Service Selection recruitment board (SSRB) in which 1,64,055 aspirants appeared in the examination that was held on 10th of November this year, the result of which was declared on Friday Evening.

    Shakoor, hailing from damjan village of vessu in South Kashmir's Anantnag district, said it was his first attempt to apply in any recruitment posts after completing a bachelor's degree.while he worked very hard for the recruitment examination, he managed to crack it with highest score and become a topper of this examination in J&K.

     "I was sure about the selection but securing a top position was beyond my imagination". he said. 

    Shakoor's father 'Manzoor Ahmad itoo' was well qualified with Bachelor's in Science (BSC) & Bachelor's in Education (B-Ed) .He was a teacher in Government Primary School under Rehber Taleem (ReT). He died in the year of 2005 after a brief illness when 'shakoor' was studying in 5th standard at a local 'Iqbal Public school' Vessu Qazigund. 

    The father's job wasn't handed to shakoor's mother, with this no earning member left in their family that comprised her(Shakoor's Mother), 2 Sons and a daughter. Shakoor's mother didn't loosed a hope,with a support of relatives she continued to spent every penny for her children's education. 

    'Shakoor'  didn't went to any Coaching Classes for this examination, he believed in self study and learns from the Internet like Wikipedia & YouTube. The Internet connectivity issues created a lot of difficulties for him.he said, 

    “I faced a lot of hardships because of Internet low connectivity issues. it was very difficult to access video lectures on 2G network.” He appealed Government to restore high speed internet connectivity. 

    “I am thankful to God for bestowing this success on me. I am thankful of my Mother who supported me always and also of my relatives and teachers who showed me a track and guided me and worked hard on me,” he said

    “My mother is very excited with the results as she had huge expectations from me.Relatives and neighbours throng to my residence for wishes since morning. I am feeling proud now being the topper of Jammu and Kashmir". 

    "My Next goal is directly to qualify the UPSC examination, I want to become an IAS Officer and have now decided to get prepare myself for the examination. " he added

    Shakoor' messaged to all those aspirants who could not qualify PAA examination particularly those who missed by narrow margin."Start focusing on other competitive examinations and do preparation after feeling mentally prepared.Be serious aspirant and confidant.Study with consistency, dedication and perseverance. Never give lame excuses. You will reap the benefits of hardwork." Inshallah! .

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