Dr.Sundaradevan, the First Badaga IAS officer writes….


Badaga IAS aspirants

In 1970, yes, forty years back, when I passed out as a Mechanical Engineer from GCT, Coimbatore, on my mother’s encouragement, I applied to appear in the UPSC [IAS etc] examinations from Hubbathalai. I remember, the exam fee was Rs.400 and the center was Madras [Chennai now]. The exam was to be held in October, but, in August, I got a call to appear in the Services  Selection Board [SSB], Mysore to become a Permanent Commissioned Officer in Indian Air Force starting as a Pilot Officer. I went for the interview and got selected [we were two selected out of a batch of forty]. Being at a highly impressionable age and not knowing anything about the job prospects of IAF or what I was getting into [another long story, I will write about it later], I opted for IAF and did not even go to Madras to appear in the IAS Exams, though mother was very keen. Now, after forty years, when I think back, I feel that I should have taken the exams.ity would come up manyfolds if we have more Badaga youngsters take up the UPSC examinations for IAS, IFS, IPS etc and become well known Foreign Service, Administrative and Police officers. When I saw and read the news about one IPS officer from Bihar, who was training Bihari youth to to qualify by taking free classes and coaching in Patna, I was wondering why can’t we do the same for Badagas.

11 responses to “Dr.Sundaradevan, the First Badaga IAS officer writes….

  1. Gopi Bhojaraj

    Respected Sir and dear friends,
    As a BADAGA I am proud to see what’s happening around our community and really proud to see Sundaradevan Sir’s initiative. I love to be connected to our network and associations.

    Way back in 1999 I got a reference letter for an interview from Sundaradevan Sir when I knew nobody in metro city Chennai and still he’s helping so many youngsters. Sir I salute you.
    I am now the Director of Adventure sports and educational institution based in Bangalore, would like to be a part of you all, pl guide me.

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  2. I am very proud of you anna . I dont know how many have utilized your great service. Anna if you are interested now we in coimbatore start the service through Coimbatore Nakkubetta Nala sangam.

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  3. Am very proud to say that I am also a Badaga girl. And my salute to Dr.N. Sundaradevan for his great job and bringing honour to our Badaga community.

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  4. keerthi sundar

    Sir,first of all, I wantd to say “a great job done”,I am proud to say I am also a Baduga,I hav a great passion for our nation and I am badly interested in civil services,now I am doing MBBS final year and I am planning to start my preparation aftr this year,so can you pls giv me sme tips regardin coaching?

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  5. Vivek Haldorai

    We badaga people are very proud of Dr. SunderDevan Sir. He is from my hatty (ADIGARATTY).

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  6. Raman Nunthala

    We badaga people are very proud of Dr. SunderDevan Sir. Good Initiative

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  7. Good initiative Sir. It will be so needful if we create awareness among the parents regarding early marriages among Badaga girls and the importance of education… I am a civil service aspirant. My aim is to make awareness among the rural people……..

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    • MURUGESH HALAN

      wish you all the best……….Take some initiative to spread the benefits of the Right to Information Act – 2005 among the people whom you know. Thinking of starting a RTI clinic in Kotagiri or Hellakambai near Kattabettu……………….

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  8. THANKS FOR THE INITIATIVE OF DR SUNDARADEVAN
    WE MUST HAVE ATLEAST 10 IAS IPS EVERY YEAR FROM NILGIRIS DT LET US WORK HARD

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  9. jeyasankar Matha gowder

    Nice initiative. Hope our youngsters will utilize this opportunity.

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  10. this is very informative, Dr. Sundaradevan. We young badagas thank you for your guidance 🙂

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