Result for Indian Forest Service Exam was declared on 6th Feb,2019. I, like most others could not believe my eyes after finding my name in the list. I had always thought of the moment I would find my name in the list as one of utmost euphoria but having been through years of grinding, process of ups and downs had developed the quality of equanimity in me so I kind of felt "glad".
I went to my father's room he was lying down. Having watched me toil day and night, he himself was emotionally too involved in my preparation. When I told him I have gotten through the eye of the needle he sprang to his feet and pumped his fist in the air then immediately closed his eyes to thank God. I could see tears of happiness shinning in his eyes.
My mother was on a phone call. When she saw my father's reaction she hung up immediately. When I told her she was in state of disbelief. It was not till later in the day when friends started calling to congratulate me, feeling that her son had qualified IFS exam sank in.
Then I called my elder brother, Rahul Dalia to tell him that I had gotten through. He was happier than all of us. He could not work in the office that day. He kept calling to share with me whatever he could find about Indian Forest Service.
My sister, Poonam Birdi lives in Canada so I had to wait till evening to break news to my sister and brother in law. Day felt very long. She was elated. My brother in law, Raghav Birdi shared sentiments of my sister. Being the son of a decorated IPS officer he felt proud as I had continued the legacy of serving the nation in the family.
Then I shared my joy with my best friends Ankush and Karan.
Day went forward sharing the good news and recieving best wishes from loved ones.