Muhammad Shabbir Gorsi, from Poonch, on the Line of Control in Jammu is one among eight youth from the Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir to have cleared the civil services examination, has much to thank his father for his vision and efforts to protect his children from the culture of terrorism.
Behind Shabbir’s success is the thought process of his father Ghulam Muhammad Gorsi a farmer living in village Bachhiyanwali, to protect his children from getting into the trap of terrorists.
Muhammad Shabbir Gorsi received his early education in his village and later shifted to the district headquarters of Poonch.
Ghulam Muhammad told local media persons that when his children were young the village used to be a base of terrorists. Because of this, he shifted his children to Poonch city for further education. It may be recalled that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is just a stone’s throw from some locations in the hilly region. Earlier, before India and Pakistan decided on a ceasefire, the villages of Poonch were under constant attack from the other side.
Shabbir completed his bachelor's degree from Jammu University and his master's from Aligarh Muslim University. The villagers celebrated the success of Shabbir by distributing sweetmeats and dancing to the drumbeats while visiting Muhammad.
Ghulam Muhammad told the media persons that it was his dream come true moment. "I took my children to Poonch as I wanted to save them from the effects of militancy. “I wanted to be a good citizen; have tried my best to support Shabbir's studies. Many times I had to overwork to support my children. I am thankful to Allah that my dream has come true,” he said.
Muhammed Shabbir's sister Razia Bibi says her brother has made the villagers proud by clearing this prestigious examination.
Shabbir has cleared the civil services exam in the first attempt and is ranked 419th.
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Six other youths of the Jammu division passed the Civil Services Examination 2022. A youth named Anjeet Singh of the Thathari area of Doda district has secured 550th position in the final list. Another youth Israr Ahmed Kichlu from the Bhaderwah area of Jammu and Kashmir UT has secured 287th rank.
Namneet Singh (436th rank) from Jammu district who cleared the civil services examination, Shivani Jangallal (300th rank) from Kanjuwani Jammu, Perth Gupta (72nd rank) from Jammu and Dwarka Gaddhi (412th rank) from Bishna, Jammu.