NEW DELHI: This is probably the first time that a UPSC topper has thanked or gives acknowledgement to their girlfriend/boyfriend for their terrific achievement.
Kanishka Kataria was announced as the topper of this year’s prestigious Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination on Friday.
In the sweetest gesture, this B.Tech graduate from IIT Bombay thanked his parents, sister, and girlfriend for his success, according to ANI.
“It’s a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister & my girlfriend for the help & moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator & that’s exactly my intention,” Kataria told news agency ANI.
Kanishak Kataria, AIR 1 in #UPSC final exam: It's a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister & my girlfriend for the help & moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator & that's exactly my intention. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/IBwhW8TJUs
— ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2019
The post regarding the cute moment on Twitter went viral on social media with twitterati praising the young topper for saying such a thing on camera.
Good to see him mention his girlfriend. Time is changing. I was beaten by my father 3 days before my 10th boards exams after he caught the letter she had sent me through her younger brother, hidden in a book. Beltey-belt.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) April 6, 2019
It’s very sweet! And good message to desi parents #mindsets
— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) April 6, 2019
Kaha gaye wo log jo kehte the ki girlfriend wagerah sab distraction hoti hai career k liye?
— Mukul Raj (@beingmukul20) April 5, 2019
Him dedicating this to his GF also helps in breaking the taboo kids feel in sharing details about their love life with their parents.
India badal raha hai 😀
— Bhartesh Mishra (@BharteshMishra) April 6, 2019
"My girlfriend" Lol 😆😆😆
Anyway good to see some guy have guts to say this on camera.
— Nikhil Shyamsukha 🇮🇳 (@nikilshyamsukha) April 5, 2019
More power to you for acknowledging the girlfriend along with family members Best wishes! 👍
— Muhfat™ (@kjshikhar) April 5, 2019
Saw the first guy thanking his girlfriend great man
— Sir Bumraaaah!!! (@Ibleed_sarcasm) April 5, 2019
Kataria belongs to SC category and qualified the examination with mathematics as his optional subject.
A total number of 759 candidates were recommended for appointment in Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, and Central Services.
The final ranks were announced based on the results of the written part of Civil Services Examination, 2018 held by the UPSC in September-October, 2018 and the interviews for Personality Test held in February-March, 2019.