Sreedhanya Suresh | Poor Tribal Girl Cracked UPSC Exam

Mathukutty P.V.
Apr 7 · 2 min read

(Last Updated On: April 8, 2019)

Despite several government initiatives to uplift the tribal community members, some tribal areas are still in backwardness. It’s a moment of pride and glory for the people of Kerala, India. Sreedhanya Suresh, the 26-year-old tribal girl from Pozhuthana panchayat, Dist. Wayanad has cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination with a national rank of 410. She is the first person from a tribal community in Wayanad to crack the UPSC exams, that too with an excellent rank of 410.

There is a common feeling it is necessary to study in reputed and costly English medium institutions for a bright future. Many people think good education, top career and administrative jobs are meant only for the rich and some particular groups.

Many parents struggle a lot to earn maximum money or even take huge bank loans. They do this for the education of their children in such reputed educational institutions. The interesting fact is even with enough money in hand it is difficult to get admission in such schools and colleges.

Never Forget Parents Struggle And Sacrifice For Your Success

I am not saying parents should not do this, because reputed educational institutions will provide a good education. But if you look at the story of successful persons, you can realise that many of them studied in ordinary schools. Their parents were not rich enough to send them at such a high level and costly educational institutions.

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, a newspaper boy from a small village, became the 11th president of India and one of India’s top motivational characters.

Sundar Pichai, a small town boy, from Chennai, became India’s Pride, by heading Google, the biggest company in the world.

The story of the Sreedhanya Suresh proves that with dedication and hard work anyone, even the poor can crack any competitive exams. They can set goals and achieve success, fulfil their dreams and can reach the top of their career and life.

The success story of Sreedhanya Suresh will encourage many more women, especially tribal women to face challenges and move forward to a successful life.

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Originally published at on April 7, 2019.