Have you heard the inspirational success story of Ira Singhal IAS? She is a physically challenged woman with a spine-related disorder, which disrupts her arm movement. Despite the problems, her passion and dedicated hard work helped her to achieve her goal and became an IAS officer. Continue reading the article and also watch her video to know more about her.
Who is Ira Singhal IAS?
Ira Singhal is a Computer Science engineer and Indian Administrative Service officer. Ira Singhal was the highest-scoring individual in the UPSC’s Civil Services Examination for the year 2014. Singhal topped the exam in her fourth attempt, to become the first differently abled woman to top the civil services exam.
Ira Singhal’s early life and education
Ira Singhal was born on 31 August 1983, in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her father, Rajendra Singhal is an engineer, and her mother Anita Singhal is an insurance advisor. Ira has scoliosis, a spine-related disorder, which disrupts her arm movement.
Ira completed her schooling at the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan. She studied Computer Engineering at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology. Ira received a Dual MBA in Marketing & Finance from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. She scored 1,082 marks out of a total of 2,025 and secured 53.43% in UPSC Exam 2014-2015. Ira was among the toppers at Sophia Girls School, Meerut, and Loreto Convent School, Delhi.
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Career – Ira Singhal
Despite clearing the toughest exam in her very first attempt, Ira Singhal was not allowed to take the position in office. Authorities cited her inability to push, pull and lift because of her physical disability of scoliosis. In 2012 she filed a case in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). After four years, she won the case and after that she was given a posting as Assistant Commissioner in Indian Revenue Service (C&CE). Ira Singhal gave the civil service examination in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 and in the first three attempts she got Indian Revenue Service . She got Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 2015.
Before appearing for Civil Services Examination in 2010, after MBA she worked as a Strategy Manager in Cadbury India. She also worked as marketing intern at the Coca-Cola Company. She has also taught Spanish for a year. In 2016 she is posted as Assistant Collector (trainee) in the Government of Delhi.Difficulties are important for success in life because they can give different directions to your life. Click To Tweet
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Brand Ambassador – Ira Singhal
- Department of Disability, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India
- Ministry of Women and Child Development
- NITI Aayog
- Member in National Panel for Accessible Elections, Election Commission of India
- She has also been a part of the Designing of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Examination Policy with regard to children with disabilities
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Awards – Ira Singhal
- India Today’s Woman of the Year 2015
- President’s Gold Medal for Topping the IAS Training
- First Ladies of India Award by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.
- She is also recorded in the Limca Book of Records.
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Ira Singhal – Speaker
Ira Singhal has been a speaker on wide-ranging issues like education, disability, gender issues, skill development, career counselling, etc. at more than 500 international and national conferences, industry forums, universities, colleges and other top institutions of the country including IIMs and IITs. She has been working towards various social causes including empowerment of persons with disabilities, empowerment and promotion of Transgender community, women empowerment, prevention of child labour and child marriages, prevention of illegal conversion of green lands, promoting green energy, skill development, promotion of mental health and promotion of khadi and indigenous fabrics. She rescued around 340 child and bonded labourers and restored them to their families, within 1 year in her first posting as SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate), Alipur in North Delhi district. She is also the first person to give a job to a transgender person full-time employment in a government office in Delhi.If you have passion and determination, then no power in the world can stop you from reaching the destination. Click To Tweet
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IAS Ira Singhal Will Tell You The True Power Of A Woman
The inspirational IAS Ira Singhal, tells us what being a woman truly means. She also tells that instead of giving in to the prejudice that society plants into their psyche, why every woman should realise their true potential. This inspirational speech is a must-hear for everyone who thinks they cannot become successful. This video is for people who need some believe in yourself motivation.
In this motivational and inspirational speech Ira Singhal drawing lessons from instances from her own life, tells us how we can realise our true power, and how to change our life to become successful. IAS Officer Ira Singhal shares the experiences from her college life and even her life as an IAS Officer. She tells us how one must realise the potential within themselves and never give up. If you have ever asked yourself what is the secret mantra to become successful, this is the perfect motivational speech for you.
Ira Singhal is a true inspiration for many girls. She proved that no one can stop a girl when she realises that she deserves better in life. If you have passion and determination, then no power in the world can stop you from reaching the destination. Difficulties are important for success in life because they can give different directions to your life. Tough times can make you strong. You should boost self-confidence and never allow obstacles to break success in your life.
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