Congress president Rahul Gndhi today sent Congratulatory message to IAS toppers Tina Dabi and Athar Shafi on their wedding.
“CongratulationsTina Dabi & Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, IAS toppers, batch of 2015, on your wedding!
May your love grow from strength to strength and may you be an inspiration to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred.God bless you.” Rahul said in his message
Tina Dabi, 2015 IAS topper, ties knot with second rank holder Athar Shafi in Kashmir Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi got married in Pahalgam club at picturesque tourist resort of South Kashmir yesterday.
A graduate of Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram college, Dabi shot into prominence after she became the first ever Dalit girl to top the UPSC examination.
It was love at first sight for the two IAS toppers. They had met at the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office in Delhi during the 2016 felicitation ceremony. Athar belongs to Mattan town while Dabi is from Delhi.
The couple have come under criticism in view of their different religious background. When the media sought Dabi’s reaction to it, she said: “I think it is a small price to pay for being in the public eye.”
Although Shafi had opted for his home state cadre and Dabi for Haryana, both got Rajasthan cadre of the IAS.