Sonal Sharma - a Daughter of a Milk Man will be a Judge in the Session Court of Rajasthan
Udaipur, Rajasthan: Sonal Sharma has once again proved that there is no substitute to hard work and perseverance. You might not get the fruits of your hard work immediately, but surely you will be at the receiving end of it someday.
Sonal who is a milkman’s daughter has qualified to become a judge in her first attempt at the Rajasthan Judicial Service examination. She will be posted as a first-class magistrate in a sessions court in Rajasthan after a year's training. The 26-year-old has also received three gold medals for topping BA, LLB and LLM exams. Hailing from Udaipur town of Rajasthan, Sonal’s success has caught eyes of many given his humble background.
Sonal had appeared for the Rajasthan Judicial Service in the year 2018, the results of which were declared recently. In that list she couldn’t place her name as she fell short of one-mark to make it to the list of selected candidates, but since she was destined to become a judge, things fell in place for her. Seven of the selected candidates did not join service. After which, Sonal filed a writ with the High Court in September. In response to which, she got a notification from the High Court to join one of the seven seats that were vacant. And that is how she got inducted.
Sonal's mentor Satyendra Singh Sankhla said, "We were confident of Sonal's selection. But she fell just one mark short in the general cut off list and was put in the waiting list."
Sonal is the second of four children of milkman Khyali Lal Sharma who has struggled all her life to get where she is right now. She used to begin her day at 4 am and help her father in milking cattle, cleaning the cow shed, collecting dung and distributing milk in the colony houses. She was not privileged enough to afford coaching or tuitions. In fact, she used to cycle to college early to spend hours in the library as she couldn't afford the expensive books. Her study table was made of empty oil cans placed at a corner in of the cowshed.
Talking about her old days, Sonal shares, "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."
"My parents have worked hard to provide the best education to us. My father took numerous loans to meet the expenses in educating us but never complained. Now I can give them a comfortable life," she further added.
Girls like Sonal are a shining example for girls and boys of our country who comes from a humble beginning.