Saturday, 24 May, 2008

First Pardhi to clear UPSC (India) exam

It was heartening to read a news story about Sajjansingh Chavan, who is first in his pardhi community to clear Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam in India. The Pardhi community is (wrongly!) considered to be a criminal tribe though the Criminal Tribe Act was repealed in year 1949. Born in Mumbai's Aarey Milk Colony slum, Sajjansingh is son of Ramsingh who worked hard to make his son earn MTech from IIT Delhi.

My heartiest congratulation to Sajjansingh! And salute to his father, Ramsingh!!

1 comment:

Shivani said...

It is very heartening to hear of this. If you know any woman in the Pardhi community who has studied and been able to do things for herself, then please share that information. We work in a Pardhi community in Bhopal and role-models within the community would be very helpful.