Sreedhanya Suresh Becomes The First Tribal Woman From Kerala To Crack UPSC Exam

The Logical Indian Crew Kerala

April 9th, 2019 / 10:51 AM

Kerala UPSC Tribal Woman

Image Credit: The News Minute

On April 5, Sreedhanya Suresh became the first woman from Kurichiya tribal community in Kerala to have cracked the UPSC civil services exam. The 25-years-old hails from Wayanad district in Kerala. She has cracked the exam in her third attempt and secured a national rank of 410.


Struggle & hardship

Sreedhanya’s parents Suresh and Kamala are daily wage labourers who sell bows and arrows at the market for a living.  When asked about what inspired her to become an IAS officer, she said that after her Post Graduation, she saw Sreeram Samba Siva Rao, an IAS officer for the first time. The way people were waiting for him in a queue and the ‘mass entry’ that he made aspired her to become one, reported The News Minute. She knew that IAS officer is something that she always wanted to become since she was a child and seeing Rao reignited the passion in her.


Childhood

She had a very ordinary childhood. She said that she had a free childhood and her parents let her go everywhere by herself. She said, “There were no restrictions.” After completing school she went to college to pursue graduation. She graduated in Zoology from Devagiri St Joseph’s College in Kozhikode. Later on, she did post graduation from the same subject from Calicut University.

Moments after people got to know about her achievement, congratulations poured from all quarters and media persons started reaching out to her to know her story. She told the media that she belongs from the most backward district in the state and till today there had been no IAS officer from the large tribal population. She hopes that her story becomes an inspiration and motivation for the future generation, reported NDTV. Sreedhanya’s visibly elated mother said that they made sure nothing became a barrier for her studies. She also mentions that Sreedhanya’s result is the outcome of extreme hard work which is now rewarded.


Congratulatory messages poured

Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala was one of the first few to congratulate her. He took to Facebook to wish her.


സാമൂഹ്യ പിന്നോക്കാവസ്ഥയോട് പൊരുതി സിവിൽ സർവീസ് പരീക്ഷയിൽ തിളക്കമാർന്ന വിജയം കരസ്ഥമാക്കിയ വയനാട്ടിലെ ശ്രീധന്യ സുരേഷിനെ…

Pinarayi Vijayan ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ, ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 5, 2019


Later on, Rahul Gandhi, Congress President who is contesting from Wayanad on Twitter congratulated her and wished her luck for her future endeavours.



Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy too congratulated her on Twitter.



Of the 759 ranks announced only 182 were female.

The Logical Indian congratulates her on the achievement. We ask our readers to take inspiration from her who showed that will power is the one thing that can help a person to achieve his/her dreams.


Also Read: Serving A 7-Yr Jail Term, This Man Is Helping UPSC Aspirants


Contributors

Written by : Debarghya Sil

Edited by : Shraddha Goled

Related Stories

Haryana Civil Services Mains Exam Postponed After Candidates Protest Demanding Cancellation Of Exam

Latheesha Ansari UPSC

Woman Of Steel: 24-Yr-Old Kerala IAS Aspirant With Bone Disorder Appears For UPSC Prelims With Oxygen Cylinder

Telangana Students JEE

Telangana: In A First, 506 Students Of Social And Tribal Welfare Schools Crack JEE Mains

Hunger Strike UPSC

UPSC Protests Gain Momentum: Aspirants Demand Compensatory Attempt Due To Change In Exam Pattern

Crack Railways

Train Tragedy Averted: This Daily-Wage Labourer With Limb Ailment Ran 3 Km To Inform Railway Officials About Crack

3,000 Police Aspirants Miss Their Exam Due To Train Delay, Karnataka CM Announces Re-Exam

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Railway Ministry Bans Single-Use Plastic From October 2; Lok Sabha Follows Footsteps

Awareness

UN Experts Slam Kashmir Communication Clampdown; Refer To The Situation As ‘Collective Punishment’

News

Oxford Study Reveals Packaged Food, Drinks In India Least Healthy

My Story

My Story: From Growing Up With Constant Pain & Discomfort To Becoming An Adcovate For Disability Rights

News

Govt’s New Direct Tax Code May Reduce I-T Burden, Simplify Filing Process

Exclusive

‘Give Us Any Small Space In This City To Feed The Poor’: Hyderabad Man Who Feeds 400 People Daily

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.