IFORHER’s Women Empowerment Series capture true stories of real people who are inspiring women to break stereotypes. With 54% physical disability, how Priyanka Thakur paved her way to becoming a judge is not only inspiring but courageous too.
The next time you give yourself an excuse for not being able to achieve your dreams, remember Priyanka’s inspiring story. Life may have given her enough reasons to fail, but she made sure that she keeps fighting like a true warrior.
No one would deny that finding a job for people with disabilities in itself is a real task. Even though they may be talented, many companies refuse to offer them a job. While many lose hope and confidence, some real heroes challenge their disabilities and show the world that anything can be conquered through grit and persistence.
One such story of determination and grit is that of Priyanka Thakur – a woman with 54% physical disability. She is on her way to becoming a judge.
According to a report by The Statesman, Priyanka is a Ph.D. scholar in Law from Himachal Pradesh University. She was recently selected for Himachal Pradesh Judicial Service. After completing her LLB from HP University Regional Centre at Dharamsala and LLM from HPU Shimla campus, Priyanka also cracked UGC NET, a very difficult exam for pursuing research.
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Belonging to a remote village named Vadala of Indora in Kangra district, Priyanka has shown that there is no shortcut to success. Born in a humble family, her father is a retired Inspector of BSF and the mother is a homemaker.
In order to help other people overcome their disabilities, she is also associated with the Umang Foundation – a public welfare trust for the disabled. One can easily realize the level of Priyanka’s grit as she didn’t take tuitions for judicial services and spent long hours to turn her dream into reality.
Priyanka gives all the credit for her success to her parents, teachers, and the “emerging disabled-friendly environment” on the campus. While sharing her 2 cents on disability, Priyanka shared:
“People normally ignore women and especially with disabilities. But if you have self-determination and confidence, you can achieve any heights.”
At IFORHER, we are proud of Priyanka Thakur and would like to thank her for inspiring others who suffer from disabilities. Her story is an evidence of how we can write our own destiny with grit and persistence.