Qazigund: An orphan from Qazigund belt of south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Friday bagged first position in accounts assistant, Panchayat exams conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB).

Abdul Shakoor Itoo,24, who belongs to Damjan village, ranked Ist in the open merit by scoring 107.25 points.

He said that after securing first position in JK, he feels confident to crack any exams now and will try his luck in other prestigious exams as well.

Itoo who did his basic schooling at Iqbal Public School Vessu, passed matriculate from Islamia Model Public School Hablishi, and 12th from Higher Secondary School. He did his bachelors through distance mode from Kashmir University due to financial issues as he had lost his father when he was in class 5.

“I completed my graduation in 2018 and since then I was preparing for this exam,” he said.

Itoo said after losing his father at a young age, he had to face a lot of hardships. However, he credits his mother, teachers and relatives for supporting him after his father’s death.

“It is my mother who despite going through the tough phase of life stood like a rock behind me and today it is due to her prayers as well besides her hard work that I have topped in the exam,” he said.

Itoo said he was expecting to qualify exams, but getting first rank was beyond his expectation.

“My message to all the students who are preparing for any examination will be to have will power, show consistency, work hard and put your all efforts. I hope if you do these things, you can achieve any dream of life,” he said (KNO)


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