Daijiworld Media Network – Kerala (MS)
Kerala, Dec 8: Sreedhanya Suresh is the first tribal woman from Kerala to crack the tough IAS exam. Her childhood was filled with hardship but she was determined to become an IAS officer.
Sreedhanya belongs to the most backward tribe of Kurichiya from Wayanad district in Kerala. She got her primary education at St Joseph’s College, Kozhikode. She did her post-graduation in applied zoology at Calicut University after completing zoology in post-school at Kozhikode. Though she was brilliant in her academic, financial constraint hindered her throughout her schooling career.
Sreedhanya was employed with the scheduled tribe development department of Kerala after completing her post-graduation studies. In order to substitute the income, she also donned the role of a warden of a hostel where most of the inmates were tribal students.
Though Sreedhanya had a job, she was not happy and wanted to do something more. The idea of becoming an IAS officer struck her and she started preparing for the same.
In her first attempt itself, Sreedhanya cleared all the rounds of exams in 2018. However, she did not have the money to attend the final interview in Delhi. Her friends chipped in and contributed for the train fare. Keeping aside all the disturbance, Sreedhanya fared well in the interview and got an impressive AIR 410 and made history by being the first tribal woman from Kerala to clear the IAS examination.