By Pracheta Gupta: Himanshu Gupta is a shining example of how perseverance and hard work can overcome even the most challenging of circumstances. Born and raised in abject poverty in the Sitarganj district of Uttarakhand, Himanshu had a childhood that was vastly different from that of an ordinary child. His father worked as a daily wage laborer, and the family struggled to make ends meet.
Despite the financial constraints, Himanshu was a bright student who excelled in his studies. However, he had to travel 70 km every day to receive a basic English education. After completing his schooling, he enrolled in Delhi University’s Hindu College, where he paid his tuition by taking classes and writing blogs.
Himanshu Gupta, who is from the Sitarganj district of Uttarakhand, has always been a bright student. But because his family’s financial situation was poor and he spent his childhood in abject poverty, his childhood was very different from that of an ordinary child. His father worked for a daily wage and could not provide for his family, so he spent his childhood in abject poverty.
Himanshu used to assist his father at the tea stall after his school hour after seeing his family’s dire circumstances inspired him to start one.
Many people are forced to abandon their dreams because they lack the opportunity to make them come true. But this man worked hard to ensure he got what he wanted and ultimately succeeded.
He excelled in his class while pursuing a Master’s degree in environmental sciences. After that, he had the choice to pursue a PhD abroad, but he decided to stay in India and work toward the Civil Services. Himanshu enrolled as a research scholar at a government college to help with family expenses. He believed it to be the perfect job, providing him with a stipend and a learning environment where he could prepare for the civil service.
Attempted UPSC Civil Services Exam Thrice
Three times, Himanshu Gupta attempted the UPSC Civil Services Exam. Himanshu initially met the requirements for the Civil Services but was only chosen for the IRTS. He continued to study and passed the 2019 UPSC Exam to become an IPS.
He was successful in his final attempt, his third time taking the UPSC Civil Services exam, and he was admitted to the Indian Administrative Services (IAS).