Daughter of a lorry driver, mom to toddler: This first gen graduate has left TN in awe -Priyanka Thirumurthy

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published Published on Dec 13, 2019   modified Modified on Dec 13, 2019

25-year-old G Anandhi has received praise from the Governor for her journey to academic excellence.

On Tuesday, as 25-year-old G Anandhi stood on a dias beside Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, with 18 medals for academic excellence and a degree from the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University, she became an inspiration for many.

The daughter of a lorry driver from the foothills of Kollimalai in Namakkal district, the young woman grew up with bare minimum resources at her disposal. Anandhi is the first person in her family to graduate from university, her mother has studied till the 8th standard while her father studied upto the eleventh standard.

"My father earned about Rs 5,000 a month and despite that my parents ensured that I went to a private school to get the best education," she tells TNM. Bright and eager to learn from a young age, Anandhi topped her school in both the 10th and 12th standard exams. "There was no question of affording tuition classes and my parents couldn't help me at home. So I would focus really hard in school to absorb whatever the teacher says. After my 10th standard I got a full scholarship for the next two years allowing me to continue studies," she adds.

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