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IAS Ashwani Kumar motivates Shri Ram College of Commerce students preparing for Civil Services

By: Divya Thearia

20 November 2022 (New Delhi):n November 17 and 18, 2022, the Shri Ram College of Commerce’s Commerce Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious societies at the University of Delhi, held its semi-annual Shri Ram Commerce Summit (SRCS).


Three national-level tournaments were held by SRCS, together with enlightening speaker sessions, with the goal of igniting and amplifying the youthful brains’ richness of knowledge and inspiring them to realise their full potential.


 The Commerce Society invited Ashwani Kumar, IAS, an Honorary Advisor to the BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI), New Delhi, as one of their guest speakers on November 18, 2022, in keeping with its tradition of hosting notable individuals. The topic of their discussion was “Analyzing choice of Government services w.r.t. Private Sector as a career in fulfilling one’s professional and personal goals in life.”


The president and chief coordinator of the society accompanied Mr. Kumar received greetings from the SRCC community from Smt Simrit Kaur, the school’s principal. He was welcomed by Ms.Deepika and Ms. Shikha, who also thanked him for giving up his valuable time.


 “I felt privileged interacting with a thought leader and awe-inspiring speaker like him. His journey as a civil servant portrays true stewardship toward the nation and society. Every moment I interacted with him, gave me an experience worth million. His ideas and insights were really amazing, and I don’t have words to express my gratitude to him.”, said Mritunjay Menaria, The President of The Commerce Society.


 He addressed  to more than a hundred Shri Ram College of Commerce students, responding to their many questions about topics including how to start the civil services path, choosing optional subjects, coaching requirements, and creating backup plans, among others.


“I believe as a college student, everyone like me faces the dilemma of choosing whether 
he/she should choose a private job or a government job. The session helpe d me clarify my doubts and made it a lot easier for me to make the right decision for myself.”, said Amitesh Jha, the Research Director of the Commerce Society.


 Another student who recounted their experience was Gaurav Saini, a second-year BCom (Hons) student preparing for the Civil Services. “The experience was very great. Meeting and interacting with Ashwani Sir was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “The workshop gave me more clarity in my UPSC preparation strategy,” “he stated.

Mr. Ashwani Kumar  encouraged students to keep striving and working hard for a better future by noting, “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be,” as he concluded the lesson.

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