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Kerala woman overcomes Cerebral Palsy to ace Civil Services Exam

April 17, 2024

Sharika AK, a resilient individual hailing from northern Kerala, has defied the challenges posed by cerebral palsy, a congenital condition affecting movement and posture. Her journey to success is a testament to her unwavering determination and resilience in the face of adversity.

Navigating life with a motorized wheelchair controlled by her left hand due to her disability, Sharika embarked on the daunting task of clearing the civil services examination. Despite the odds stacked against her, she emerged victorious, securing an impressive rank of 922.

Initially taken aback by her success, Sharika expressed profound joy and gratitude. Her journey was a testament to her relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering commitment to her goals.

Acknowledging the crucial role played by her support system—her family, friends, and teachers—Sharika emphasized their unwavering belief in her abilities. Their encouragement and guidance served as a source of inspiration, propelling her forward in her journey.

Drawing inspiration from literary works like Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” and real-life individuals like Jessica Cox, who overcame physical limitations to become a licensed pilot, Sharika found strength in their stories.

Throughout the rigorous stages of the civil services examination, Sharika faced numerous challenges, from logistical complexities to the inherent difficulties posed by her disability. However, her indomitable spirit and determination propelled her forward, enabling her to overcome each obstacle with grace and composure.

As she embarked on her interview in Delhi—a city known for its harsh winters—Sharika faced yet another test of her resilience. Nevertheless, she navigated the interview with poise, impressing the panel with her intellect and resolve.

Sharika’s journey serves as a beacon of hope to countless individuals facing similar challenges. Her resilience and unwavering commitment to excellence underscore the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity. In her remarkable journey lies a powerful message—that with determination and support, anything is possible.

Also read: Aditya Srivastava tops civil services; Animesh Pradhan, Donuru Ananya Reddy follow

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