When Shah Rukh Khan said the dialogue about the universe helping you get what you really want, he was right. Determination and hardwork can get a person anywhere they wish to be in life, regardless of their background. Aanchal Gangwal, from Madhya Pradesh has proved that.
The 24-year-old girl from Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh and the daughter of a tea seller, has been selected in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Aanchal says she was inspired by the rescue operation carried out by the Indian armed forces during the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand.
“When I was in class 12, there were floods in Uttarakhand and I was impressed with the way the armed forces rescued the flood affected and decided to join the forces, but the family condition was not conducive at that time.” Aanchal said. She says clearing the Air Force Common Admission Test was not an easy task for her. Over the years she faced the interview board five times and was only successful the sixth time, whose results were declared on June 7.
Aanchal is among the 22 selected from all over the country and the only one from Madhya Pradesh. Over 6 lakh students appeared for the exam. Her father, Suresh Gangwal, who runs a tea stall at the Neemuch bus stand, said: “Now everyone in the area knows about my ‘Namdev tea stall’ and I feel very happy when people come and congratulate me.”
24/06/18 Priyanja Bhatt/India Times