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Rashmi Ranjan

Hark work and strong determination holds the key to success. The age-old saying finds a manifestation in Ajay Kumar Madangi from Nilakanthaguda in Nabarangpur district who recently cracked the Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) examination following retirement from the Indian Navy.  The exam was conducted by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). 

After retiring from service, Madangi appeared the OAS examination in 2019 and cleared the test in the first attempt.

Sharing his success story, Madangi said, “With the blessings of my parents and wishes from friends, I was able to crack the examination. I had started preparing for OAS in 2018. Working with Indian Navy was a challenging task and requires hard work, commitment and passion. Similarly, the administrative job will be tough and I believe I will utilise the experience of 15 years In Navy to face the challenges of the civilian assignment.”

“After taking retirement from Indian Navy in July, 2019, I sat for the OAS exams, the results of which were published now. I used to study eight to ten hours on a regular basis during my preparations. I had completed my graduation and post graduation while working with the Indian Navy. I took help from internet and YouTube in preparing hand notes while studying for the OPSC,” he added.

Expressing joy over his son’s success, Iswar Chandra Madangi said, “Our whole family, people of Nabarangpur district and well wishers are delighted and proud of my son. He had worked hard to get a job in Indian Navy. After his retirement in 2019, he appeared for OAS and cracked it.”

Madangi passed matriculation examination in 2002 and Plus II in Science stream in 2004 from Nabarngpur college. Later, he completed his graduation in distance mode in 2010 and completed his post graduation in 2013.

On 31 July, 2004 he was first posted at INS Chilika. Later, he moved to Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Kochi, Delhi and Andaman in his 15 years career with the Indian Navy. 

“Ajay is like my son. He is a bright student and secured first class in Plus II examination. After serving the Navy for 15 years, he appeared the OPSC and cracked it. He is the pride of Nabarangpur,” said Subash Chandra Tripathy, a local.

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