A farmer's daughter in Karnataka's Davanagere district has fulfilled her dreams and cleared the prestigious Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) despite facing immense hardships. With this, Revathi Nayaka is set to get admission at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law in Patiala for a five-year integrated course.
Despite contracting COVID-19, the 21-year-old managed to secure 176th rank at the national level in the Scheduled Tribe category. She had recovered just a few months before her exam on July 23.
Residing from a drought-hit village of Hucchhavvanahalli in Davanagere taluk, Revathi's childhood had not a smooth sail. She has seen her father doing intense labour work to ensure the family does not sleep empty stomach at night.
"I want to become a judicial officer someday and serve society," she told The Times of India. Revathi finished her PU with PCMB combination from Sri Siddaganga PU college and was preparing for her CLAT when she contracted the virus.
Samaritan Comes To Rescue
In April, she was admitted to the district hospital where she spent few days. Struggling with her health, she applied for CLAT online. She was stuck on the hospital bed and with no other means to pay the exam fees, she thought she might have to skip the test. However, the dry land development board chairman, Jeevanmurthy admitted in the same ward, came forward for Revathi's help and offered to pay the money online.
"We are indebted for his help. If it would not have been his timely intervention and sparing his ATM card, my daughter might have lost the opportunity to apply for test," Revathi's father Manjunath said, while speaking to The Times of India.
After testing negative, she took coaching in May and June. "She is a well behaved and hard-working student. She dedicated her time from 8 am to 10 pm every day, barring only a lunch break. She would have bagged a higher rank if she had come three months earlier," Suresh Shastry, her mentor told the publication.
"She is very dedicated and her father also provides all the necessary support for her advancement," Justin D'Souza, headmistress of Siddaganga school added.