The Kishtwar girl is ranked overall second, but among girls, first. She comes from remote Chatroo village of Kishtwar district. She joined the five-year law course in from Jammu University. “Joining the law school was a back-up; I always wanted to join civil services. First, I prepared for IAS but couldn’t make it. Then I studied for the KAS. In failed to qualify in the first attempt,” says Aliya Wani.Daughter of former government employees, Ghulam Mustafa Wani and Safia Wani, Aliya is inspired by youth Icon Shah Faesal, who gave a new direction to youth of the state by topping the IAS. “He has given new confidence to every youth in J&K. I am grateful to my parents and friends,” she said.