Sreedhanya Suresh: The Pride of Wayanad in Kerala


Clearing civil services exam requires lot of hard work and determination. After the UPSC announced the civil service exam results it’s really moments of jubilation and pride for the Kurichiya tribal community in Wyanad where Sreedhanya brought glory to their community . It’s a moment of pride and glory for the people of Wayanad. Sreedhanya Suresh, the 25-year-old tribal girl from Pozhuthana panchayat, has cleared the UPSC Civil Services Exam with a national rank of 410. She will go down in history as the first person from a tribal community in Wayanad to pass the exam meritoriously.

Sreedhanya, is quite excited about her accomplishment. “I’m extremely glad that I’ve been able to crack the civil service exam. My f a m i l y members are equally excited,” she said.

Sreedhanya hopes her achievement would inspire more students from the tribal community to attempt the exam. “The number of candidates appearing for the civil service exam from Wayanad in general and tribal communities in the district in particular is very low. I hope this would urge more people to come forward,”she added.

Sreedhanya graduated from St Joseph’s College Devagiri in Kozhikode and did her post graduation from the Calicut University campus. Rahul Gandhi messaged her hearing the news of her achievement. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and many leaders congratulated her for her outstanding achievement.


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