Dibrugarh girl cracks the toughest nut

In a telephonic interview with The Sentinel, the former student of Little Flower School, said that her mother had always been her model. Meghna is the daughter of Niru Buragohain and Surendra Nath Buragohain of Khalihamari and this was her second attempt at the exam.
However, Meghna confessed that she had never thought of a career in the administrative services as a young student. The student who scored the highest mark in Geography in her HSLC exam had hoped to become a lecturer like her mother. It was during her post-graduation and M.Phil at JNU that she began to regard the Civil Services as ‘doable’. Meghna, who is at present doing her research on population study, her topic being, ‘Fertility Transition in Assam: Extent and Causes”, said that she also saw the administrative services an unparalleled opportunity to interact and serve people.
Talking about her optional subjects for the administrative exam, Meghna said that her first optional of Geography was a natural choice, since she has done her higher studies in it. She chose Psychology because, according to her, administration involves communication with the common people, it would help her to understanding them. The daughter of a Divisional Forest Officer revealed that she had begun her preparation in earnest in 2003 and had taken coaching classes in Psychology. Prior to her viva voce, she had appeared for some mock interviews.
Meghna, while acknowledging that she was happy, said that it took a while for the feeling to sink in. However, she is taking another shot at the Civil Services again as she is not very satisfied with the position she has secured. Busy in her preparations for the exams, Meghna said that her first choice had been the Indian Foreign Services, followed by the Indian Administrative Services and Indian Police Service.
The young girl, who enjoys reading fiction as well as non fiction books, said that she owed her success to her parents who have encouraged her all the way. When asked where she would like to serve, if given the choice, her categorical answer was, ‘Definitely my home state.’

(The Sentinel,11.05.2006)