Navodaya girl shines at 89th rank in UPSC exam!

Meenu Thakur of Udaynagar village in Purnia’s Srinagar block shines at 89th rank. She has studied at JNV Purnia, Bihar. Her father Shyamanand Thakur, who worked as a school-teacher to feed his wife, four daughters and a son, would never let his modest financial status come in the way of Meenu’s studies. The family lives in a two-room house and Shyamanand rides a ramshackle bicycle.

Meenu actually dreamt of becoming an IITian. But she bowed to the wishes of her father who wanted her to join the civil services. After pass-ing out of Garhariya middle school, she studied at a Navodaya Vidyalaya and did her graduation in history from Purnia Women’s College in 2003. She scored 69% in her MA and is currently doing research for her Phd from Patna University.

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37 thoughts on “Navodaya girl shines at 89th rank in UPSC exam!

  1. Babloo

    This time another navodayan Bijaya Jyothsna of Andhra Pradesh also Secured 91 Rank in civil services exams. She was earlier in IPS last year.Best wishes to both of them. I wish more and more such news will come in future.


  2. sarita

    Its great to know that someone among from us will join the largest democratic administration. Let we be the change agent to bring something good, for us and our people.

    All the best to both of them…keep going

  3. avnish

    congrats meenu didi.

  4. Nidhi

    Congrats on ur success.

  5. Heartly Congratulations…Its very hight time for all the navodayans…I request Rewa didi please forward this achivement to HRD Minister so that govt will surely take some good steps to encourage Navodayan more by facilitating higher Education Assistance after +2 also…and its sure till Golden Jubilee Celebration of Navodaya,Navodians will rule the India as well as World..Navodaya Cheers!!!

    With Regard
    Balram Parmar

  6. Santosh Kumar

    Congratulations Meenu & Bijaya Jyothsna didi .
    It’s really a great inspiring momemt for all Navodayana.

  7. Navodaya Murali

    We are on the way to make the dream of Late. Shri. Rajiv Gandhi into reality.

    Thanks for the update.

    Navodaya Murali
    @ New Delhi
    On +91 90 1364 0007

  8. pramod kr

    (92 BATCH 4m jnv katihar)

  9. prakash chandra jha

    congrats to Meenu & Bijaya Jyothsna for the sucess. May this be the stepping stone for the future of navodaya faimily in particular and society in general. May they be the causing agent and catalyst for positive changes in the society. ” Hami Navodaya Hon”

  10. Hemant

    Congrats to both Meenu and Jyothsna…. Like to see more updates like this every day….An inspiration to one’s own Life….Thanks for sharing the news….

  11. great…………..

  12. Congrats to Meenu!
    I knew her as I am also from JNV Purnea.
    She was talented.

  13. lalithambika






  15. Md.Naeem,Principal

    i really happy that navodian capture the most prosperous post & rank .

  16. Dr.Manjit singh,JNV Bilaspur

    this is great sucess for navodaya because.hardik badhai

  17. J. Hemanth Kumar

    Hearty congrats

  18. J. Hemanth Kumar

    I congratulate both the old students.

  19. shanthy

    wonderful and appreciable achievement.let the success fire the spirit of civil service aspirants of different jnvs.shanthy.prl,jnv.wayanad.


    It is another Navodayan, Great

  21. traun

    we feel so proudly…….diiiiiii………..jai purneaaaaaaa……………..

  22. hi
    congratulation 4 great achievement 2 meenu n jyothsna. keep goin

  23. Dheeraj Kumar


  24. manjunath

    thanks meenu for showing what we are…………… NAVODAYANS. and congrats too

  25. congrats di………..we fell so proud to be navodiyan…….
    thank u

  26. we always sine because we r navodayan

  27. congrats didi we all navodayan r best and always trying to do our best

  28. i am from jnv araria iam also trying to crack upse ies exam, give me blassing

  29. Himanshu


    JNV Supaul

  30. Manjesh Kumar

    Thank u for maintaining the status and respect about navodaya vidyalaya .
    God may bless u.
    Wish u all the Best.
    By Manjesh Kumar
    (JNV Katihar Passing 2009)

  31. You’ve quite a good point of view and I that can compare with it. You deserve to have an optimistic feedback for this. Your website has solved the problem a great deal to bring back more confidence in myself. Thanks! Ive recommended it to my friends too.

  32. Congrates,m also want 2 celebrate with navodaya company.i m also on d way to crack ies bt dere is a nef of motivation like u,yes meenu diiiii…..

  33. Ravishankar mani

    Lovely thanks wid great congratulation,,,,,one day empire of navodayan wisdom is going to decide the move of our nation,,,we the navodayans will prove it in next decade

  34. smita kapadekar


  35. There’s certainly a great deal to learn about this subject. I love all the points you have made.

  36. R.Subhashini

    A Big salute to all the shining stars of Navodaya

  37. Laltu

    congratulations diii.

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