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Painter’s son set to be a judge

Sky is the limit for those who know how to achieve their goals. Meet Yogesh Gill, son of a painter, who cracked the PCS (Judicial) exam recently.

Yogesh (34) has secured the second place in the state under the reserved SC category. Describing his achievement, he said, “Never give up. Just strive for the mark set before you. Even after three unsuccessful attempts, I didn’t lose hope and cleared in the fourth attempt.”

Coming from a humble background, he got his initial education in Tarn Taran, completed his LLB and LLM from GNDU and became a member of the Tarn Taran Bar Association. Between 2012 and 2016, he worked as a law lecturer at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar.

“Since 2016, I switched over to regular law practice and lately served as an assistant district attorney in Amritsar courts. During my stint as a public prosecutor, I felt dejected after observing the tedious legal implications due to which justice would not be delivered or get delayed many times. I always intended to achieve the power that could help the masses getting their due. Then, I started preparing for the exam. Ultimately, I was successful in achieving my goal,” he said.

His proud father, Waryam Chand, a painter, could not ask for more as his son would occupy a judge’s chair now.

Hailing from Mohalla Guru Ka Khu, Waryam runs a painting shop opposite the old Tarn Taran judicial complex. Though it was difficult to make both ends meet, he never compromised when it came to imparting education to his two sons and a daughter.

“In this endeavour, my wife Surinder Kumari also contributed and did all odd jobs. I was the happiest person on the Earth when I painted my son’s board as a lawyer,” he said.

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