Hard work may not necessarily promise success but success is impossible without working hard. Success requires firm determination and sacrifice. Shruti, born to Surinder Kumar, is a resident of Nakodar, a small town in Jalandhar district of Punjab.
To Shruti’s credit, she was an outstanding student in her school. She went to study law from Guru Nanak Dev University in Jalandhar and pursued Master of Law (LL.M) degree from Punjab University in Patiala. Her father, Surinder Kumar is a tea seller and throughout his life has been serving tea to the officials and people at the complex of sub district magistrate in Nakodar.
A 23 year old Shruti passed the Civil Services (Judicial)Exam of Punjab in her maiden attempt. Not only did she clear the examination but she also stood first in the SC category. Shruti would now be undergoing training at the Judicial Academy and after one year she would adorn the coveted post of a judge and pronounce judgments bringing justice in this world.
A young Shruti had to face numerous challenges and hardships in her life. She belonged to a low middle-class family. Her uncle Teerth Ram was the main guiding force behind her success and always motivated Shruti to study hard. Surinder Kumar, her father, had to take loans to let her daughter continue studies and pursue her dreams. He even skipped few meals a day to let her daughter eat and sleep peacefully. Surinder made sure that her daughter never felt shortage of books required to ace the competitive exam. After passing matric from a state public school, Shruti then made up her mind to pursue law and associate herself with legal profession. She wanted to end her father’s constant troubles and problems and as a result, she worked and toiled hard with each passing day.
As a tea seller in the court premises, Surinder Kumar always dreamt of his daughter studying law. He would consult the lawyers in the court about how her daughter should proceed in her studies. Few people called him lunatic but he did not mind all the insults. Instead, it boosted his confidence and helped him motivate her daughter in her tireless efforts.
Shruti was awarded for her success by the Punjab Government and Rajya Sabha MP, Avnish Rai Khanna who termed her achievement as an honor for Punjab. Undoubtedly, Shruti has risen above all barriers of financial crisis and shown the world that even poverty cannot stop anyone from achieving the toughest goals of life. A proud and happy Surinder Kumar is elated about her daughter’s success and knows what it actually means.
An Indian parent has always been the epitome of strength for their children. They aspire that their child should reach tinsel town one day and in this course they undergo toilsome pursuit to secure their child’s future. By clearing such a difficult exam and adorning such a dignified post of a Judge, she is definitely a symbol of hope and motivation to all those people who consider poverty as a hindrance in their life. Her life teaches us when there is a will to achieve something no matter how difficult the situation may be, with sheer determination there would always be a way to accomplish.
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