Shivansh Joshi, was pursuing engineering course at NIT Tiruchirappalli
A lucrative job at an MNC with a hefty pay package, a foreign vacation, giant mansions and a row of sedans is not the dream of every youth. Shunning a future of a comfortable life, this 17-year-old has taken up a more challenging career in order to serve the country.
Shivansh Joshi, was pursuing engineering course at NIT Tiruchirappalli, a seat an engineering aspirant would die for to when the news for NDA exam was announced and that he has topped the exam He decided to ditch his career in Engineering to join the Indian Army. The results of the NDA exam were released last week.
Shivansh hails from Ramnagar in Uttarakhand. His father Sanjeev Joshi is a government employee and works with LIC India while mother Tanuja Joshi is a government primary school teacher.
Shivansh scored 96.8 percent in class 12 exams and cracked the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in the first attempt. It was only at his father’s insistence that Joshi appeared for JEE and aced it. Shivansh did not take the help of any coaching centre for JEE or NDA exams. He was preparing for his board exams, JEE and NDA — all at the same time. He on the contrary always wanted to join the Indian Army as he considered the opportunity as a kind of pride and admired the honour, valiancy, and discipline and adventured involved in the profession.
Chivalrous stories on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval and General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army staff inspired him to join the league.
To maintain the perfect balance between sports and studies and preparing for different competitive exams, he stayed away from social media. Books rather helped him stay motivated his favourite pick being, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
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