Poonam Singh

Amidst the flood of success stories from UPSC toppers on social media, a post by Kunal R. Virulkar, a first-generation engineering graduate, offers a comforting sense of relief to students who haven't made the cut.

Virulkar shared his journey, revealing, "12 attempts, 7 mains, 5 interviews, NO SELECTION," and concluded with the powerful statement, "Zindagi Ka Dusra Naam Hi Sangharsh Hai" (Life's other name is struggle).

One commenter empathetically responded, "Whatever comes to you in your journey of struggle, it's meant to be. Congratulations!" (SIC)

His resilience resonated with many, with one commenter reflecting, " Bhai, I can tell from your resilience, no one can stop you from achieving your goals! Best of luck and please let me know if I can help in anyway!" (SIC)

"Is baar nahi hua toh kya hua... agli baar", said a Twitter user. Another user responded "Your smile will give power to many others"., while another user commented, "someone else would have given up after these many attempts... but you are a legend".(SIC)

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi also offered his advice to UPSC aspirants who couldn't make it this year and motivated them with his inspiring words.

“I want to tell those who didn’t achieve the desired success in the Civil Services Examination- setbacks can be tough, but remember, this isn't the end of your journey. There are chances ahead to succeed in Exams, but beyond that, India is rich with opportunities where your talents can truly shine. Keep striving and exploring the vast possibilities ahead. Wishing you all the very best,” tweeted PM Modi.

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