IAS Naveen Kumar Chandra









  IAS Naveen Kumar Chandra
    IAS officer

The Downfall :

The journey of learning,
never ends.
Still people wonder,
IITs are the latest trend.
Yet I, a graduate from IIT Roorke,
saw the doors of indecisiveness,
engulfing me in.

I wasn’t sure if all I wanted was money,
I wasn’t sure if a corporate job was all sunny.
So, I walked with my heart and soul,
geared up for the civil service examinations.

I realised, a million rupees,
wasn’t what I wanted.
Helping people and touching a
million hearts,
was what I needed.

The constant smoke of self-doubt,
and the thought of becoming a nobody,
engulfed my body.
Questions like -
‘am I wasting my degree?’,
‘am I wasting every single penny?’,
Clouded my judgement.

Being the eldest son,
wasn’t very easy,
All the responsibilities,
made me scared and queasy,
Yet I chose my heart,
for my long journey, I depart.

This journey was no rainbows
and butterflies,
Yet, the joy of overcoming
this difficult examination,
helped me get closer to my nation.

i left my social life behind,
instead, help and happiness for my citizens, i find.

Destroyed by my own people,
who called my kind greedy,
when all we did was help the needy.
The actions of some corrupt,
was enough to tag us all
as selfish products.

But who’d be brave enough,
to tell them that we do not want power,
But who’d be brave enough,
to tell them that we do not want fame,
But who’d be brave enough,
to tell them that all we want,
is to serve our motherland,
the way she serves us?

The uprising :

During my last year of graduation, I decided to be a civil servant and started preparing for the same. I didn't choose the job option and with family support, I decided to dedicate myself totally for these exams. I got the advantage of studying in IIT that I was full of confidence in my studies and preparation.

In 2016, I attempted for the first time and I got selected for IRPS-Indian Railway Personnel Service. In 2017, I attempted for IAS and I am posted right now in Malda, West Bengal as an Assistant Collector and the Assistant Magistrate.

I founded "Project Magic" in which I came up with this coding programme, which is a modern concept and very globalized to empower women to have a better life, away from society’s backward mindset of child marriage.

I have started an academy called “Maldacademy” here, where the officers who are posted in Malda take regular classes for all UPSC aspirants.

I started the "Kolkata Book Club" for promoting the reading habit among youngsters and I believe that "The one who reads is the one who leads."

I have a YouTube channel for helping UPSC aspirants. I've been helping and guiding aspirants for over two years now and this channel has all that they need to know about this field.

My life is now dedicated to my country's people and I am always there to help them out. Seeing the happiness and satisfaction on their face make all my struggles and challenges worth afterward. I find the meaning of my life in serving people 🙂






  IAS Naveen Kumar Chandra
    IAS officer

The Downfall :

The journey of learning,
never ends.
Still people wonder,
IITs are the latest trend.
Yet I, a graduate from IIT Roorke,
saw the doors of indecisiveness,
engulfing me in.

I wasn’t sure if all I wanted was money,
I wasn’t sure if a corporate job was all sunny.
So, I walked with my heart and soul,
geared up for the civil service examinations.

I realised, a million rupees,
wasn’t what I wanted.
Helping people and touching a
million hearts,
was what I needed.

The constant smoke of self-doubt,
and the thought of becoming a nobody,
engulfed my body.
Questions like -
‘am I wasting my degree?’,
‘am I wasting every single penny?’,
Clouded my judgement.

Being the eldest son,
wasn’t very easy,
All the responsibilities,
made me scared and queasy,
Yet I chose my heart,
for my long journey, I depart.

This journey was no rainbows
and butterflies,
Yet, the joy of overcoming
this difficult examination,
helped me get closer to my nation.

i left my social life behind,
instead, help and happiness for my citizens, i find.

Destroyed by my own people,
who called my kind greedy,
when all we did was help the needy.
The actions of some corrupt,
was enough to tag us all
as selfish products.

But who’d be brave enough,
to tell them that we do not want power,
But who’d be brave enough,
to tell them that we do not want fame,
But who’d be brave enough,
to tell them that all we want,
is to serve our motherland,
the way she serves us?

The uprising :

During my last year of graduation, I decided to be a civil servant and started preparing for the same. I didn't choose the job option and with family support, I decided to dedicate myself totally for these exams. I got the advantage of studying in IIT that I was full of confidence in my studies and preparation.

In 2016, I attempted for the first time and I got selected for IRPS-Indian Railway Personnel Service. In 2017, I attempted for IAS and I am posted right now in Malda, West Bengal as an Assistant Collector and the Assistant Magistrate.

I founded "Project Magic" in which I came up with this coding programme, which is a modern concept and very globalized to empower women to have a better life, away from society’s backward mindset of child marriage.

I have started an academy called “Maldacademy” here, where the officers who are posted in Malda take regular classes for all UPSC aspirants.

I started the "Kolkata Book Club" for promoting the reading habit among youngsters and I believe that "The one who reads is the one who leads."

I have a YouTube channel for helping UPSC aspirants. I've been helping and guiding aspirants for over two years now and this channel has all that they need to know about this field.

My life is now dedicated to my country's people and I am always there to help them out. Seeing the happiness and satisfaction on their face make all my struggles and challenges worth afterward. I find the meaning of my life in serving people 🙂

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