A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. ~ Colin Powell
Meet Purana Sundari, a visually-impaired 25-year-old from Tamil Nadu who managed to crack UPSC civil service exams 2019 and secured 286th All India Rank.
Sundari worked hard for five years and finally managed to secure the 286th rank in her fourth attempt. She beat the odds and cracked one of the most difficult examinations held in our country.
Tamil Nadu: Poorna Sundari, a visually impaired woman from Madurai secured 286th rank in UPSC civil services exam 2019.— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2020
She says,"My parents have supported me a lot. I would like to dedicate my success to them. This was my 4th attempt, I devoted 5 years to this exam." pic.twitter.com/l84jEvysV5
Her friends and family members, who helped her along the way by converting books to audio format, were also overjoyed with her achievement. In an interview with ANI she said:
My parents and friends have supported me a lot. I would like to dedicate my success to them.
25yr old visually impaired Purana Sunthari from TN beat the odds and cracked the UPSC exam. Since audio study material was hard to find, her parents and friends helped her in reading & converting books to audio so she could become an IAS officer. Never stop chasing your dreams. pic.twitter.com/3icQ6nPJPo— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 12, 2020
🤩🤩— Prince Pandey (@princepandey50) August 12, 2020
Wish you more success in future.
What an achievement. Salute to you.— Nishith N.Vyas (@nishithvyas) August 12, 2020
Congratulations dear AP mishal hai hm sabke liye apse hme v seekh mili thankyou so much🎉👏— Pc (@Pc82831863) August 12, 2020
Absolutely amazing ❤️— Harshad Sonavane (@Hrshad24) August 12, 2020
Hats off to the dedication. 🙏🏾— A&S L (@asllnl) August 12, 2020
More power to her spirit 💙— kayla ka पिताश्री (@Bsdji) August 12, 2020
She has proved: "there's no substitute for hard work"— YELLAI SUBRAMANYAM (@YVSS1960) August 13, 2020
Hard work always pays off. More power to her!