Surinder Kumar has worked as a tea seller all his life. As an owner of a tea shop right across the court, Surinder has been serving people tea at the complex of the sub-divisional magistrate in Nakodar (Jalandhar district), for years. But little did he know that one day his daughter would walk through the doors of the same court as a judge!
23-year-old Shruti passed the Punjab Civil Services (Judicial) Examination in the first attempt, and after a year’s training at the academy, she is now ready to pronounce judgments and bring some justice to the world.
While speaking to Deccan Herald, Shruti said, “I always wanted to be associated with the legal profession. I wanted to be a judge. I sat for the examination and stood first in the SC category.” She made her dreams come and father proud.
After graduating from Guru Nanak Dev University, Shruti went on to study law at Punjab University, Patiala. As a woman achiever, Shruti feels that women are now at the forefront of topping the country’s competitive exams. “My friends like Harpreet Kaur Sidhu have also qualified in the judicial examination. Her father is a police inspector. I am not the only one,” she added.
Shruti was recently applauded for success, with Rajya Sabha MP and BJP vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna calling her achievement as “an honour for Punjab.”
Well done, Shruti.