Brave move by an Aspirant
On March 26th, 2023, the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) conducted the Common Combined Examination (CCE) prelims across various cities in the state. Thousands of candidates appeared for the exam But amidst the sea of aspirants, there are some whose stories stand out, like that of a determined mother-to-be named Rhittwika Baruah, who was nine months pregnant.
Inspiring story of Rhrittwika Baruah from Assam
What made Rhittwika’s story stand out was that her delivery date was the very next day, on March 27th. Undeterred by the physical discomforts that come with pregnancy, Rhittwika decided to appear for the APSC exam, which is known to be one of the toughest state-level exams in Assam. On 27th March she gave birth to a baby girl.
Rhittwika’s husband, Jyoti Rabha, shared his wife’s inspiring story on Facebook, along with a picture of her. He wrote, “It’s not about pass or fail, getting or not getting. It’s all about ‘DREAM above PAIN’. Result is a destiny but trying and giving your 100% totally depends on your mindset…”
Since being shared, the post garnered more than 3000 likes and more than 1000 shares. Many also commented on the determination and commitment of Rhittwika Baruah. One wrote,” Inspiring.” Another wrote,” May God fulfil her dream.”
This year, in anticipation of the 2022 Assam Public Service Commission Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination, the administration in many districts of Assam has issued a directive to take precautionary measures to ensure a peaceful conduct of the exam, which is scheduled to be held on March 26.
According to the directive issued under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code of India, only candidates with valid admission cards signed by the competent authorities, observers, employees, and monitoring teams related to the examination will be allowed to be present. The presence of people other than government officials and employees involved in discipline and essential services is prohibited.
To ensure the smooth conduct of the examination in Guwahati, a notification from the DCP (admin) has been issued. The notification stated, “There is every possibility of unscrupulous elements resorting to Unfair means to disturb the process in and around the examination centers, which is likely to create obstruction, annoyance or injury to any person lawfully employed, or danger to human life, health or safety, or a disturbance of the public tranquility, or a riot, off an affray. It is necessary to take preventive measures to ensure peaceful conduct of the examination at all the exam centers spread across all the three police districts of the police commissioner at Guwahati.”
The administration has warned, any violation of this promulgation will be punishable under relevant law provisions, said the notification. The authorities have urged all concerned to cooperate with the administration and follow the guidelines to ensure the peaceful and fair conduct of the examination.
The authorities have taken these measures to prevent any disturbance or interference in the exam process. The administration has requested all candidates and the general public of Assam to maintain peace and avoid any untoward incidents. The officials have also appealed to parents and guardians to discourage their wards from resorting to any illegal means during the examination.
In conclusion, the administration’s directive to take precautionary measures to ensure a peaceful conduct of the 2022 Assam Public Service Commission Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination is a necessary step towards maintaining law and order. It is essential that everyone involved cooperates with the administration and follows the guidelines to ensure a fair and transparent examination process.