9 Things You Need To Know About The First Lady IPS Officer From Kashmir

The Kashmir Valley may be the paradise most ruined by the impact of seperatist and terrorist elements across the world; if not just in India. But every now and then we come across a Kashmiri who really sets a great example not just for the youngsters of the valley but also for the nation. One such person is IPS officer Dr Ruveda Salam who was recently interviewed by Rediff.

Here are some of really interesting things you need to know about this amazing lady:

#1 She studied medicine before applying for UPSC exams.

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Yep! She completed her MBBS from the Government Medical College in Srinagar.

#2 She cleared the Kashmir State Administrative Service Exam before attempting UPSC

But instead of pursuing a post graduation in medicine, she began pursuing administrative services.

#3 She made the valley proud

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She became the first woman from the Kashmir Valley to qualify in the Union Public Service Commission examination in 2013.

#4 It was her father who inspired her to clear UPSC

He always told her that she should joing Indian Administrative Services and that’s what made her more determined.

#5 She is joing IAS soon

Yes! she has cleared the UPSC exam for a second time and has secured a higher rank which enables her to join the coveted IAS.

#6 She Joined IPS last year

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She trained in Hyderabad and has been posted in Chennai as an ACP for past 8 months.

#7 She wants to use her IPS training in her IAS life

Especially the fitess regime which she wants to continue always.

#8 She wants to do social work too

In her personal goals she lists striking a work-life balance as really important followed by doing social work and helping people.

#9 She loves poetry and trying new food

She also loves interact with locals and learning more about their culture.

As we move towards the Independence Day, we wish for more such intriguing people to crop up and inspire future generations so that India, and not just Kashmir, can one day be truly free from all forms of prejudices against women and girls.

indiatimes

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