Cow-shed Study area humiliated me, but today proud to be a magistrate in Rajasthan court.

sonal sharma

"Most of the time, my chappals would be smeared with the cow dung. When I was in school, I felt ashamed to tell my classmates that I was from a milkman's family. But now, I feel proud of my parents," said Sonal Sharma when she became the proud milkman's daughter for having become the first-class magistrate in Rajasthan court. 

Cow Shed And Oil Cans: 

Sonal Sharma's family that hails from Rajasthan's Udaipur, belongs to the lower middle class, and her father, Khyali Lal Sharma earned a living by selling milk. Sonal, the second of four children, started her day at 4 am by helping her father in milking the cows, cleaning the cow shed, collecting the dung, and distributing the milk in houses. Sonal has always been a bright student. In the class 12 CBSE exam, she topped the state in Economics and was the all-India topper in Hindi. She went to college on her cycle much earlier than the timings to spend some extra hours in the library. As she couldn't afford expensive books and coaching classes, the books in the college library were her only source of learning. Back home, her study room was the cowshed and her study table was arranged in the corner of the cowshed with four empty oil cans. She worked hard and received three gold medals for topping the BA, LLB, and LLM exams.

her study room was the cowshed and her study table was arranged in the corner of the cowshed with four empty oil cans

I had no other distractions. I am not on any social media and I was determined to achieve my goal, she said.

Cracked The RJS Exam: 

Sonal appeared for the Rajasthan Judicial Service examination in the year 2018. The results of the exam were declared in 2019. However, Sonal fell short of one mark to join the list of selected candidates and was thus put on the waiting list. Fortunately, when seven of the selected candidates didn't join the service, Sonal filed a writ with the High Court in September 2019. On December 23, 2020, she got a notification from the HC to join one of the seven seats that were vacant. Sonal will now be posted as a first-class magistrate in the sessions court after a year of training at the Judicial Academy in Jodhpur. 

Studied in a cow shed and her study table was made of four empty oil cans- Cracked The RJS Exam

I always wanted to be a judge because to be able to provide justice is a rewarding job. And because I have seen poverty and I know what poor people face, I feel I will be able to do my job well, she said.

Sonal's father is extremely happy and proud of his daughter. He said, "My friends would tell me there is no need to educate daughters. Marry them off. But it is the duty of parents to support their children. I am very proud of Sonal. I have advised her not to compromise on her integrity,” 

Sonal is now looking forward to a brighter future and wishes to provide her parents who supported her with everything she wanted by taking loans and working hard day and night while they suffered misery with a comfortable life in the days to come. 

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