“When I was growing up in Kashmir, my father often used to say that I should become an IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer. That’s when I first thought of becoming one. It inspired me and I decided to go ahead and aim for it.”
“When girls see me in uniform they look at me with admiration.”
“As a Kashmiri girl it is more difficult as people think we don’t venture out. With the right attitude this can also be overcome,” she added.