He hid his IIT Entrance Result from his family members in order to join the army.

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Gaurav Yadav, a young man from a village in Rajasthan's Alwar has achieved his life goal to Join the Armed Forces.

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He not only made it to the National Defence Academy, he also emerged as the President's gold medal winner at the NDA's 143rd course.

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He excelled on all fronts, academically and in military training, bagging the most prestigious gold medal.

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He also commanded the parade, an honour he never thought he would get.

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Gaurav had cleared the prestigious IIT Entrance Exam but did not reveal it to his family.

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Gaurav always did well in academics and sports since school days.

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He scored A+ in his 10th grade before topping with 96 percent in 12th boards.

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He went through many hurdles to achieve his dream.

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He twice succeeded in the NDA Examination but could not make it in the interview round.

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He used to stand in front of the wall in his room and imagine being interviewed by an SSB panel and responding to their queries.

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Only after being selected to NDA, he told his parents about clearing the IIT entrance Exam.

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Gaurav and other cadets will now head for one more year of pre-commissioning training.

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