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Sreedhanya Suresh first tribal woman from Kerala to crack UPSC civil services exam



Sreedhanya Suresh, 25, has become the first woman from Kerala’s tribal community to crack the Civil Services examination.

In her third attempt, she secured the 410th rank to clear the exam.

“I am really excited and happy. When I eventually become an IAS officer, my emphasis would be to improve the education level of the tribal people,” said Suresh.

The record-breaker is the daughter of Suresh and Kamala, who belong to the Kurichiya tribe.
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“Our happiness is sky high… We stretched to the maximum to ensure that she studies well. We ensured that nothing becomes a barrier for her studies and now her hard work has been rewarded,” said Kamala even as her home was full of well wishers who came to celebrate her daughter’s success.

On Thursday, the hilly district was agog as Congress President Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination from Wayanad for the Lok Sabha elections, but since the Union Public Service Commission announced the results on Friday evening, Suresh has hogged the limelight and become their hero.

On Saturday, Gandhi took note of this achievement and tweeted: “Sreedhanya Suresh from Wayanad is the first tribal girl from Kerala to be selected for the civil service. Sreedhanya’s hard work and dedication have helped make her dream come true. I congratulate Sreedhanya and her family and wish her great success in her chosen career.”

Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also congratulated her and wished her the best in her future endeavours.


From July 6 All schools will open for admission,online class will run.



All the schools of the board of the state will open to the principal and staff from July 6. After the school opens, the process of admission for the new semester and starting the online class will be started. Principal Secretary Secondary Education Aradhana Shukla issued an order on Saturday asking to open all the schools of the Board operating in the state from July 6.
Preparations for the new session will start in the schools from July 6 and all schools by July 15, including state, aided and non-finance schools of UP board, CBSE and ICSE schools have also been asked to start online classes by July 15.

The Principal Secretary has also issued clear guidelines regarding opening of schools, which schools must ensure compliance.

School buildings, furniture etc. will be sanitized every day to prevent infection of Covid-19 in teachers and non-teaching staff.
Thermal scanning will be done before admission of teachers and non-teaching staff coming to school. If the temperature of an employee is more than normal, they will not be given admission in the school and the information will be given to the Chief Medical Officer.
To prevent corona, sanitizer and soap for regular hand wash etc. will be arranged in the school.
To prevent infection, the guidelines issued by the Government of India and the State Government will be completely followed.
A meeting of the Teachers Parent Association will be convened soon after July 6, in which they will be motivated for online reading, making them aware of the system of online reading.
For the effective conduct of online learning, there will be arrangements for training of officers, principals, teachers and students through webinars and online tutorials.
Admission of students for the new session will be done by ensuring the adherence to the Government of India and State Government guidelines and physical distance to prevent infection.
Availability of books for students will be ensured by setting up stalls in schools as per requirements.
Online education will be started by July 15 by creating class wise, subject wise time table for every class.
If there are any special guidelines for online reading by the board of which the secondary school is affiliated, then action will also be ensured.
Parents should deposit their monthly fees.

Principal Secretary Aradhana Shukla has once again clarified that compliance with the mandate issued by the state government regarding fees will be ensured.Transportation will not be charged. Last year fees will be charged in schools. Apart from this, he has also made it clear that employees working in government, non-government or private sector offices who are getting monthly salary, should pay one month’s fee to the school. Parents who receive regular salaries are also not depositing fees in schools, while the government has ordered schools to pay salaries to teachers and non-teaching staff. Therefore, parents who are able to pay monthly fee and pay income tax, will be processed to deposit monthly fee on priority basis.

Apart from this, parents who are unable to deposit the fee, will give a written application to t

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