Ilma Afroz, farmer’s daughter, cracks civil service exam

Moradabad: ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’, this proverb was proved true by Ilma Afroz, a farmer’s daughter from Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh. Against all odds, she has bagged 217th rank in Civil Services Examination 2017, whose result was declared on Friday evening.

She is the granddaughter of the former chairman of Kundarki Nagar Panchayat, Qazi Habeeb Ahmed. She was studious right from the childhood. Ilma attributes her success to her mother, Suhaila Parveen and brother Qazi Arfat. Ilma says that after the death of her father, her mother did not allow her to miss his absence. After initial studies in Kundarki, Ilma passed her intermediate studies from the Wilsonia Inter College in Moradabad. She did graduation in Philosophy from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. She went to France, England and US for further studies.

Ilma bagged the IFMR and the Contemporary South Asian Studies Award. She has been Secretary in the Clinton Foundation of Hillary Clinton, wife of former US President Bill Clinton. Ilma participated in the Civil Services Examination and achieved success in her first attempt.

Ilma wishes to become an IPS officer. She will be the first IPS officer of Kundarki.