Kalpetta: Civil Service is the most coveted of government jobs for the ambitious youngsters because of its glamour, pay and the respect it brings. Bagging the top ranks have always been a cause of celebration for not only the winners but also for the people of the State to which the winner belongs.
However, when a woman belonging to a tribal community cracks the tough exam, it is twice the happiness. Kerala is celebrating its first woman from the tribal community to win the UPSC exam. Sreedhanya Suresh, who belongs to the Kurichya tribe, has bagged the 410th rank at the prestigious exam.
Daughter of daily wage earners, Sreedhanya has won while fighting the social and economic backwardness of the community. She completed her degree from St. Joseph Devagiri and post graduation from Calicut University.
Sreedhanya took Malayalam literature for mains and zoology as optional subject.
Political and cultural leaders from across the State congratulated the winner for her big win.
Sreedhanya, who was born in a small hamlet near Kalpetta said that she hoped that her success will inspire and motivate future generations to follow her steps. She said that even though there is huge population of tribal in Wayanad there are no IAS or IPS officers.
Twenty five Keralites won the Civil Service this time.