Former Badminton Star Kuhoo Garg Secures 178th Rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam

Kuhoo Garg, former badminton player, cracks UPSC 2023 with 178th rank, inspiring others to pursue dreams despite adversity.

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Former Badminton Star Kuhoo Garg Secures 178th Rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam

Former Badminton Star Kuhoo Garg Secures 178th Rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam

Kuhoo Garg, the daughter of former Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar, has achieved a remarkable feat by securing the 178th rank in the highly competitive UPSC Civil Service Examination 2023. Kuhoo, who was previously an international badminton player, had to change course after sustaining an injury during the Uber Cup Trials that required surgery.

During her recovery period, Kuhoo decided to pursue a new path and began preparing for the UPSC exams. Her first attempt in 2022 was unsuccessful, but she persevered and achieved success in the 2023 examination. Kuhoo's father, Ashok Kumar, a retired IPS officer, provided unwavering support throughout her UPSC preparation process.

Kuhoo's accomplishment is particularly noteworthy as she becomes the first female international-level sportsperson from India to successfully crack the civil services examination. Prior to her injury, Kuhoo had attained an impressive rank of 34 in the mixed doubles category and held the top position in India's mixed doubles rankings.

Kuhoo completed her primary education at St. Thomas College in Dehradun and went on to graduate from SRCC College in Delhi. Her father, Ashok Kumar, played a significant role in modernizing the Uttarakhand police force and has authored several books, including 'Khaki me Insaan', which highlights his efforts to rebuild public trust in the police as an institution.

Kuhoo Garg's success in the UPSC Civil Service Examination serves as an inspiration to aspiring civil servants and highlights the importance of perseverance and adaptability in the face of adversity. Her achievement also highlights the potential for sportspersons to excel in diverse fields beyond their athletic careers.

In a statement to the media, Kuhoo expressed her appreciation for her family's support and emphasized the importance of hard work and dedication in achieving one's goals. "I am thrilled to have secured a rank in the UPSC Civil Service Examination," Kuhoo said. "It has been a challenging journey, but I remained focused on my goal and put in the necessary effort. I hope my story can inspire others to pursue their dreams, even in the face of obstacles."

Key Takeaways

  • Kuhoo Garg, daughter of ex-DGP, secured 178th rank in UPSC CSE 2023.
  • Kuhoo was an international badminton player who switched to UPSC after injury.
  • Kuhoo becomes first female international sportsperson to crack civil services exam.
  • Kuhoo completed education at SRCC, Delhi, and is supported by her IPS officer father.
  • Kuhoo's success highlights importance of perseverance and adaptability in achieving goals.