14-05-2019 11:00 AM
Debarati Choudhury | My Indian Dream      41
Sreedhanya wishes to inspire the upcoming generation with her story.
It was a moment of pride for the Kurichiya community when 26-year-old Sreedhanya Suresh excelled in the Civil Services Examination. She is the first tribal woman from Kerala to clear the exam by securing a ranking of 410th. It gets quite challenging to leave all the odds behind in order to make the future bright. Social backwardness certainly came in her way but, she surpassed the tough times and paved her way.
Sreedhanya heads from Wayanad, she lived there for 17 years before shifting to Kozhikode to complete her education in zoology. Monetary crisis restrained her from getting access to most facilities, however, she didn’t let that diminish her desire.
Clearing the UPSC exam not only made Sreedhanya’s parents proud but, also Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan as he congratulated her on her achievement. Congress President, Rahul Gandhi too was delighted with the news.
Sreedhanya wishes to inspire the upcoming generation with her story as she told TOI “I am from the most backward district in the state. There are no tribal IAS officers from here even though there is a considerably large tribal population. I hope this will be an inspiration and motivation to the future generation.”
Adversity may take back a lot from us but, it teaches us how to sustain and emerge victoriously. Sreedhanya’s tale tells us that patience can help us get through every situation. It might take time but, it will not let us down.
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