Thiruvananthapuram, August 23
Getting a college first rank was by no means within the thoughts of Payal Kumari, daughter of a migrant employee from Bihar who topped the BA Archaeology course within the Kerala-based Mahatma Gandhi University, surmounting all odds, together with monetary woes.
Paying the annual faculty payment of Rs 3,000 itself was a giant downside for her household, which migrated to Kerala almost twenty years in the past, however because of good samaritans together with, her academics, she overcame the hurdle and has now set her eyes on post-graduation within the prestigious JNU and on civil providers.
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for Kumari with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan calling her up on Saturday and praising her for her achievement.
“College fees was a problem and arranging around Rs 3,000 for each year in the institution was a big task. But there were good samaritans who lent a helping hand,” stated Kumari, who handed out of the Marthoma Women’s College in Perumbavoor close to Kochi in flying colors with 85 per cent marks this yr.
Kumari’s father Pramod Kumar, hailing from Gosaiymati village in Sheikhupura District in Bihar, had reached Kerala 19 years in the past in search of a greater life for his household.
Driven by the will to make sure good training for his three kids, Kumar slogged all these years, making Kerala his second house.
All reward for her History lecturer Priya Kurian, Payal stated the trainer had paid her first yr charges studying concerning the plight of her household, residing in a two-bedroom rented home at Edappally in Kochi.
In the next two years additionally academics helped her and so they had been extra assured she would do properly within the closing yr, Kumari stated, talking in fluent Malayalam and English.
“I knew I had done well, but did not expect to get a rank,” she informed PTI, including her dad and mom all the time inspired her.
Kumari is eager to do her postgraduate research within the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and in addition has plans to organize for the Civil Services.
Her father and mom Bindu Devi have all the time inspired her to check as a lot as she needed and there had by no means been stress for marriage, she stated.
“My parents were very happy with the result. They told me to continue studying and do much better in life,” she stated.
She was 4 when her household shifted to Kalamassery close to Kochi. The tongue twisting Malayalam language was at first troublesome, however she quickly learnt it alongside together with her elder brother Akash Kumar, who’s now employed, and sister Pallavi Kumari, presently doing Bsc Physics.
But at house, the household speaks in Hindi, as dad and mom have no idea a lot Malayalam, she stated.
“I am confident in Hindi, English and Malayalam,” Kumari stated.
Vijayan spoke to Kumari over the cellphone and congratulated her saying her achievement was a matter of satisfaction and pleasure for the state.
“Her achievement is a matter of pride and great joy for us. This shows that the steps taken by the state for the welfare of the guest workers never went in vain. I wish her all the success for her future endeavours,” he stated.
Mizoram Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai and state Agriculture minister V S Sunil Kumar have additionally despatched messages, she stated.
Finance Minister Dr T M Thomas Isaac took to Twitter, saying he was pleased with her.
“Payal Kumari, daughter of Pramod, a migrant worker from Bihar, graduates from MG university Kerala with first rank BA Archaeology and History (85 % marks). She hails from Gosaimaty village in Shaikpura district. She wants to join JNU. Feel so proud of you Payal. Congratulations,” he tweeted.
Senior Congress chief and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor stated Payal’s success was one other story of inclusive India from Kerala.
“Another story of #InclusiveIndia from Kerala! Payal Kumari, daughter of a migrant labourer from Bihar, wins first rank in the BA (History and Archaeology) exams of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala. Congratulations Payal!” Tharoor tweeted. — PTI