Hailing from Tea farms in Assam, this girl cracks UPSC exam without coaching classes

Every aspiring mind has a different story to tell and behind every aspirant’s success, there is an interesting backstory which we are unheard of. Meet Bahni Kumari Telenga- she set an example not only for tea farms but also for the entire state as well.

Securing the 661st rank, she became the first girl from the tea garden workers community to ace one of India’s toughest UPSC exam. Bahni is a proud daughter of former Assam Labour Minister Barki Prasad Telenga.

Assam girl Bahni Telenga poses for a picture (Credits: Facebook)

Bahni is a B-tech graduate as she pursued Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the National Institute of Technology at Durgapur. She has done her schooling from St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, and Cotton College in Guwahati. Interestingly, she is one of the 25 candidates to have cracked the civil services exams from the North East this year.

Having already appeared for the UPSC exams twice but she missed out on making the cut in two of her appearances. She made up her mind to call time from her job at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited in Visakhapatnam in order to prepare full-fledged for the exam.

She kick-started ideal preparations without having to look at the clock as she worked hard day and night to touch the pinnacle of success. What really makes the story interesting is that she aced the exam with relative ease even without coaching.

Bahni’s father, Barki Prasad Telenga couldn’t have asked for a better result from his daughter. He went on to say, adding that she managed to crack the exam without coaching. On speaking to The North East Today, he told: “She did not undergo any coaching.”

At the moment, she is determined to take any civil service job as she wants to serve the nation with full of pride. She added that she’ll fight for IAS post.

“I could not succeed in my two earlier attempts. I left the job and started preparing for the exam at home all by myself. Right now I am prepared to shoulder any civil service job, but I will not give up trying for IAS,” Bahni, with a smile on her face, told The Assam Tribune.

Bahni is now an inspiration to ample aspirants in her state. She gave the Assam a splendid reason to remember, relish and rejoice. Let’s appreciate Bahni for the amount of hard work she put to clear the exam. It was not so easy to crack the exam but she made it look so. The Youth salutes her for her success and conveys best regards for her future endeavours.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.