In a historic achievement, Tenzing Yangki emerged as the first female Indian Police Services (IPS) officer from Arunachal Pradesh, securing the 545th rank in the Union Public Services Exam in July 2023. A beacon of inspiration for women in Arunachal Pradesh and beyond, Yangki’s remarkable journey is making headlines nationwide.
A Trailblazer’s Roots: Hailing from Tawang, Yangki’s success is deeply rooted in her family’s commitment to public service, spanning three generations of civil service officers. Her parents, Jigmi Choden and the late Thupten Tempa, served in the Arunachal Pradesh Public Services Commission and Indian Administrative Services, respectively. Yangki’s grandfather, the late Nyerpa Khow, played a pivotal role in bringing the Tawang region under Indian rule.
Inspired by Legacy: Motivated by her family’s legacy of service to the nation, Yangki pursued civil services. Her father Tempa, a former officer with the Indian Revenue Service and IAS, further inspired her dedication to public service. The late Thupten Tempa transitioned into politics after his distinguished service.
Educational Journey: Yangki’s educational journey reflects her commitment to excellence. After completing her schooling and Bachelor’s degree in Assam, she pursued a Master’s degree in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru College, Delhi University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Warwick, England.
Multi-Faceted Achiever: Apart from her stellar achievements in civil services, Yangki has proven herself as a versatile individual. A research scholar at institutions like the Centre for Policy Research, she has also served as a teacher at Geku Government College in Arunachal Pradesh.
Setting the Example: Yangki’s accomplishment transcends regional boundaries, setting an exemplary standard for women across Arunachal Pradesh and the entire nation. Her journey underscores the power of hard work and determination, showcasing that any dream is attainable with persistent effort.
Legacy of Dedication: As the third generation in her family dedicated to public service, Yangki’s journey epitomizes the spirit of contributing to India’s growth. Her story serves as a testament to the transformative impact that individuals can make through their dedication to the country.
Tenzing Yangki’s groundbreaking achievement as Arunachal Pradesh’s first female IPS officer not only marks a personal milestone but also stands as a source of inspiration for aspiring individuals nationwide. Her story reinforces the belief that with dedication and perseverance, anyone can carve their path to success in the realm of civil services.
Re-reported from the article originally published in The shethepeople