“So Armstrong, why do you want to be an IAS officer?” the chairman of the interview board asked
Armstrong Pame replied with conviction and complete honesty,
“Sir, my people still need IAS officer. Right now my people in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland know that I’m facing the final interview. They are praying and fasting for me. I have lots to do and uplift my people first, and my nation India as a whole”
Then the Chairman stood up from his chair and shook hand with him and said, “this is what we need”
Then the rest is a history………………………..
THIS BELONGS TO EVERYONE
Today, as we look back, we take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of our journey.
For others, becoming an IAS officer might be just another thing to achieve in life.
But for us, becoming an IAS officer was a dream and a commitment.
This is possible only because of prayers and support of so many people.
This Award is dedicated to all those who helped us and supported us in so many ways.
This is in recognition of what we have done together….especially The People’s Road.
All our sacrifices, contributions and prayers have been recognized
This Award does not go to Armstrong alone.
It belongs to everyone.
Let us rejoice together.
May God continue to bless all of us.
An excerpt of the FB wall post of Jeremiah Pame, Professor of English, University of Delhi. He is elder brother of Armstrong Pame.