Ernakulam: Not every day you get a chance to make your parents proud. However, this isn’t true in Payal’s case. Payal Kumari made her parents proud by topping the final year exams at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
Payal’s father is a migrant worker from Gosaimadhi village in Sheikhpura district in Bihar. He left for Kerala when she was only four years old. “When we left Bihar, I was 4. To ensure that we never had any trouble in completing our education, my father juggled several jobs. Even now, he tells me that I need to only focus on my studies,” Payal said.
Pramod Kumar Singh currently lives in Kangarapaddy, with his family, and works as a labourer in a hardware shop in Ernakulam, according to NDTV.
Payal has always been good in studies. This isn’t the first time she has topped in her class. Payal had scored 83 per cent in her Class X finals and then got 95 per cent in the higher secondary exams. She was a Humanities student.
She was studying in Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor, where she joined in 2017. Now in the finals, she has secured the first position.
Payal had to undergo several hardships. But, she managed to brave them all by focusing on academics. At one time, she had to stop studying due to financial issues, but her college then provided aid and she was able to get back on track.
She has also volunteered at National Service Scheme and actively took part in the college’s flood relief campaigns in 2018.
On her future plans, Payal says she might be interested in civil services. “I might pursue a post graduation or may even attempt to crack the Civil Services examination,” she told The New Indian Express.
Payal’s story is an inspiration for all who have been facing several hardships in life but haven’t stopped dreaming. As of now, it seems she is on the right path, and her endeavor will win her accolades and improve her family’s financial condition.