Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, was so talented at the study that he got this exceptional remark on the answer paper of the graduate exam-“Examinee is better than examiner”. Even today, these few words work as inspiration for students. Now, another name has been added to this context. An IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre has glorified the country in a similar way.
Manish Ranjan, the Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Jharkhand has scored 104.44% marks in a course on Public Affairs in the University of California, Berkeley, USA. In this great achievement, he has got 107.5 points out of 100 in the International Statistical Course.
The marks have been given by a globally-acclaimed Professor namely Rucker C. Johnson. He is one of the consultants of the American President Donald Trump. He has written several books including Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works.
The IAS Association run by the serving members of Indian Administrative Service has also congratulated this feat of Manish Ranjan.
Some IAS officers excel beyond what many will consider impossible.!! Manish Ranjan IAS from Jharkhand scores more than 100% in Statistics course at UC Berkeley!! #Awesome #BeatThat #IAS pic.twitter.com/jmAxpw3cUQ
— IAS Association (@IASassociation) July 4, 2019
Manish Ranjan attained the fourth position in the UPSC examination of the year 2002. He served as a Deputy Commissioner in Hazaribagh, Pakur, Deoghar, Garhwa and Latehar districts. He also held key positions at Industry, Health, Labour and tourism departments of Jharkhand Government.
Manish Ranjan as Mission Director, National Health Mission, graced the first eJharkhand Summit held in 2014. He started a program called ‘Save Childhood’ which was later adopted by the Central Government. He played an important role in bringing infant mortality from 38 to 29 per cent between 2011 and 2013.
The extraordinary achievement made by Manish Ranjan is really a matter of pride for the country. He would always be a source of inspiration for the students’ community.