Ace Model Turned Civil Service Aspirant story
New Delhi: At the age of 23, Aishwarya Sheoran, who remained ace Model in glamour industry, has secured 93rd All India Rank in the Civil Service Examinations.
Named after iconic actor Aishwarya Rai, this Aishwarya was given this name by family members so that can be Miss India one day.
Aishwarya has roots in Rajasthan but her mother comes from Haryana.
Hailing from Army background, Aishwarya too was interested in donning olive uniform but chose to bring diversity in the family.
Her father Colonel Ajay Kumar is presently serving in Indian Army posted at Karimnagar.
“I always wanted to be a civil servant but wanted to try my luck in modeling so went up to becoming Miss India finalist”, says Aishwarya.
Cut from Social Media
On her journey to crack the civil service examinations in her first attempt, Aishwarya said that the passion to work for country as civil servant drove me to study table.
“I took a break from my modeling career and cut off all connections from my all social media platforms including instagram. I did not want any distraction for me during study time”, says Aishwarya.
“If modeling was my hobby then civil service was my passion so it prevailed when I seriously wanted it to give a direction to my career”, she added while sharing her inspirational story.
She says that it paid off and she got a call for interview in the month of February, 2020.
Questions on Khap
Elaborating on the questions asked during the UPSC interview, Aishwarya shares that diverse range of questions were asked from her including international relations to polity.
On being asked about the relevance of Haryana’s Khaps in present era, she said that Supreme Court has termed them illegal bodies. If khaps have to maintain their sanctity they would have to connect with masses through the government flagship programs like Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Women Empowerment.
“I come from Jat family and sometime the community’s name is raked for not giving liberty or opportunity to fair gender. Though I remained lucky that I got unflinching support from my family”, she adds.
She said that even she was flooded with positive messages and motivational words from her villagers when she was contesting for Miss India.
Aishwarya said that she wanted to work on women empowerment issues and make the way easy for more girls to break the patriarchy and nurture their dreams.
She said that she did not join any coaching center for preparing for UPSC exam. The tools and content material available on internet remained helpful for her.
“My younger brother helped me preparing notes for the exam. I prepared strategy to study and attempt in exam during the prepartion time as it is of utmost important”, she said.
Recalling one incident, she said that once she had gone to take mock test in Mumbai but she was told that she is already full of confidence and does not need any such coaching.
“My parents would ask questions and I would answer them. This is how I prepared for the interviews”, she summed.
She was school head girl in her school and later joined Shri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi to purse her higher studies.