Praveena lost both her parents in a span of five years but it is her father's dreams and his last words that make her strive to do well in studies and become an IAS officer.
Although she wasn't a class topper, perhaps because of her bereavements, Praveena's ambition has always been to pursue a career in the Civil Services. She admires Mr. Sagayam, a former IAS officer who was reputed for being honest and appreciated for his anti-corruption activities.
After studying on a scholarship at Isha Vidhya Tuticorin, Praveena is now pursuing her Undergraduate studies in English at V.O. Chidambaram College of Arts and Science, Tuticorin, because she loves languages.
Praveena says she will forever be grateful to the donor who ensured that she could study at Isha Vidhya with no financial worries especially since her paternal uncle (her guardian) was under immense family pressure to send Praveena and her sister to a government school after her father's demise.
As an IAS officer, Praveena wants to ensure better emergency medical services – her father's untimely demise was due to the lack of it.
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Lekshmi is currently studying in Grade 12 at Isha Vidhya Nagercoil. She's preparing for writing her UPSC India exams. Lekshmi is motivated by IAS officers who started their services at an young age, and wants to emulate them.
Besides being a school leader, Lekshmi was a topper in Grade10 scoring 94%, and received prizes from the District Collector and the Daily Thanthi newspaper!
Lekshmi, who is an orphan, says excelling in academics is the only option available to her and finds practicing Yoga every day at school relaxing.
This multi-talented student has won prizes at a national level drawing competition, in discus throw, throwball, kho kho, essay writing, and an elocution competition at the district level.
Lekshmi plans to study geography in her Undergraduate program, as it will be useful in preparing for her UPSC exams. Once she becomes an IAS officer, she hopes to achieve recognition through her work.
We need lots of young people like Lekshmi who can take up administrative services roles in India, to help govern the districts and societies. We are extremely happy that there are many students from Isha Vidhya, who would like to take up IAS !
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Keertigha is passionate about serving the nation and wants to do so by becoming an IAS officer. She already has an agenda of the improvements she wants to implement – from improving education in rural government schools, to addressing unemployment in youth to helping farmers... the list goes on.
Keertigha's leadership qualities were recognized and honed at her school, Isha Vidhya Villupuram, where she became the school leader for a year. She was also a school topper, having scored 98% in Grade 10 and 86% in Grade 12, and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Science in Clinical Nutrition at Bharathidasan Government College for Women in Pondicherry.
Keertigha says her curiosity to explore new subjects makes her strive to do well in studies and that her teachers at Isha Vidhya were great mentors, motivators, and inspiration role models. Even now, after having passed out, Isha Vidhya continues to play a significant role in helping her realize her ambition, and Keertigha hopes to give back to society through her work.
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Kavina shares that by becoming an IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer she can serve different kinds of people, especially the poor, and the women.
Kavina joined Isha Vidhya Coimbatore in Upper Kindergarten on sponsorship, and did well academically throughout her 13 years of education, scoring 97% in Grade 10 public examination, and 80% in Grade 12 public examination. As a school topper, she is keen on doing well in studies as she feels that it’s the best way to grow herself, improve her family's situation, as well as contribute to the society.
Kavina is currently pursuing Bachelors in Science in her favorite subject Mathematics at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. She attributes her sense of discipline and her desire to become an IAS officer to her very motivating teachers. She feels that Isha Vidhya hones students' talents, and that helped her to blossom.
She's grateful for the support from Fortune Foundation and Isha Vidhya that continues to play a vital role in helping her achieve her goal of becoming an IAS officer.
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Jothisri studies in grade 10 at Isha Vidhya's Dharmapuri school. She had got admission for her school studies at Isha Vidhya Dharmapuri, as her family felt that the fee would be affordable as her family didn’t have adequate resources.
She joined Isha Vidhya school in Grade 3. Her father Selvam was working in a granite company as a machine operator. Her mother is a housewife. Her father being the only breadwinner of the family, he was not paid during the Covid lockdown period. When this issue was raised, he was stopped from the job itself.
A case is going on regarding this issue, and he has to travel to Krishnagiri, the nearby district, weekly twice or thrice for court hearings. The family is struggling a lot to meet the routine expenses. Temporarily, her father is working as a delivery man in a helpline.
Despite all these struggles, Jothisri attended online classes regularly, sent homework, and participated in the activities enthusiastically. We admire her punctuality in joining the online class with proper school uniform and attire.
We are fascinated about Jothisri's curiosity in playing games. She is confident. In academics, initially she was toggling between below average and average. Now she has improved a lot and she is one among the top 10 in her class.
Jothisri shares that her life and studies seemed like a Himalayan task, but once things became clear about what to do, everything became easier to manage.
Isha Vidhya enables several rural children of India like Jothisri. If you would like to be part of this cause, you can consider starting a recurring donation for a small amount in the link provided below.
Thank you for all you have done for Isha Vidhya, and we look forward for your continued engagement.
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