An inspiring session by Ira Singhal, IAS. She introduced the children to ideas of goverance, civic challenges and how to drive change in society. Children put their minds together to find ways to raise awareness on key social issues ranging from hygiene to girl child infanticide.
About Ira Singhal, IAS
Ira Singhal is 2015 batch, AGMUT cadre Indian Administrative Service officer. She was the highest scoring individual in the UPSC’s Civil Services Examination for the year 2014.She completed her B.E. from NSIT, University of Delhi. Singhal is the first physically challenged woman to top the civil services exam in India. Ira has scoliosis, a spine-related disorder, which disrupts her arm movement.
She was among the toppers at Sophia Girls School, Meerut and Loreto Convent School, Delhi. She completed her schooling from the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan and studied Computer Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology and received Dual MBA in Marketing & Finance from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi.
Despite clearing the toughest exam in her very first attempt, Singhal was not allowed to take the position in office due to her physical disability as authorities cited her inability to push, pull and lift. She was refused a posting because she has scoliosis. In 2012 she filed a case in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and won after four years.