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‘Wouldn’t have even dreamt of qualifying civils if I had been in Kashmir’

Pirzada Shakir Kupwara, Aug 9: Last Tuesday was probably the most important day in the life of Nadia Beig. At 23, Nadia cracked Civil Services 2019 managing an impressive all-India rank of 350 in one of the toughest multi-tier exams in the country attempted by thousands each year. A Jamia Millia graduate from the frontier Kupwara district in north Kashmir, Nadia qualified the exhaustive examination in her second attempt to become one of the youngest Civil Servants from Jammu and Kashmir. Though she was not among the top 100, achieving the rank she has at an all India level is no mean feat. A resident of Punzwa village, her journey to Jamia Millia was an outcome of her father’s visit to the prestigious university in Delhi in the 1990s with one of his friend who now lives in Canada. “I went to Jamia Millia Islamia in the ’90s and found...