Baripada boy Dipendra Rathore has created history by cracking the Odisha Judicial Services exam on his first attempt. Hailing from the tribal district of Mayurbhanj, Rathore is on cloud nine after beating all odds and fulfilling his lifelong dream.
Rathore secured the 24th position and has brought laurels to his hometown as well as the district. A student of Mayurbhanj Law College, Rathore's happiness knew no bounds after the results were published on Saturday by OPSC.
It is rightly said, morning shows the day. Rathore was a good student from his school days and showcased his talent in academics both in school and college. His quest for success despite hailing from a middle-class family helped him overcome all obstacles and finally script his own success story.
He has attributed his success to his parents, hard work and sheer determination. His journey from a central government school student to a judge now is indeed inspirational.
Recollecting his school days, Rathore said, “I was a student of Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalaya. I studied there till my 12th. Later, I joined Mayurbhanj Autonomous College and studied Zoology. Then, I joined Mayurbhanj Law College for three years of LLB. I completed my LLB in 2021 and applied for the OJS exam, the results of which were declared yesterday. Fortunately, I have secured 24th rank in the exam.”
He also thanked his teachers, friends and principal of the college.“I owe a lot to my college Principal, teachers and my friends. I want to take this opportunity to thank them without their support and guidance, I would not have achieved the feat.”
Meanwhile, another student from the same college has also cleared the OJS exam with good marks.
When contacted, the college principal said, “I’m very happy today. Not just I, but all other students and teachers are also very proud of them. Talking about the two students, they were brilliant in their studies. They participated in various competitions and brought laurels to the college. Now, they have reached the destination they deserved.”
“I hope they will deliver justice and uphold the dignity of their position and follow the law,” he added.