At IFORHER, we are committed to the inspiring stories of women who fought their life circumstances to turn their dream into reality. These inspiring women didn’t let their life challenges shatter their dreams. And, one such woman is Udaipur’s Sonal Sharma
Sonal Sharma, daughter of a milkman, is about to become a judge after cracking the Rajasthan Judicial Service (RJS) examination in 2018.
Sonal, who is 26-year-old, has studied most of her life in a cowshed. She fought her circumstances & stood first in the BA, LLB, and LLM exams and after completing training for a year.
According to the report by The Times of India, Sonal will be posted as a first-class magistrate in a sessions court in Rajasthan.
Though the exam results were declared in December, Sonal was on the waiting list. She was just short of one mark in the general cut off list.
But as they say, luck favors the brave. A few candidates who were selected did not join the service and the government then asked those in the waiting list to fill up the spots, Sonal’s mentor Satyendra Singh Sankhla was quoted by TOI as saying.
Because of her humble background, Sonal was neither able to afford tuition nor the expensive study material.
Sonal used to cycle to her college before her classes so that she could study in the library. As per the report, Sonal had a makeshift table made out of empty oil cans, which is placed at a corner of their cowshed where she used to study while taking care of their cattle.
However, her parents took loans to fund her education. While sharing the details about her parents, she mentioned to ToI:
“Most of the time, my chappals would be smeared with the cow dung. When I was in school, I felt ashamed to tell my classmates that I was from a milkman’s family. But now, I feel proud of my parents,”
We are in awe of Sonal and her undying courage. We hope her persistence and determination inspires many more to fight for their dreams!