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Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Nat’l l Law Univ., Lucknow

Sumyya hails from the city of Amroha in the Western Uttar Pradesh. She is a single child of her mother who fulfilled the roles of both the parents while working as an Aganwadi Worker. Her mother is her support system.

Summya firmly believes in the value of hard work in progressing in life. She scored 85.4% in her 10th standard examinations which was the highest score in her school in the subject of Social Science that year. She worked hard to manage her 12th standard studies while preparing for the law entrance examinations and scored an astonishing 93% in the Aligarh Muslim University board examinations.

Summya has always found the stream of law fascinating and intriguing. She likes working on difficult on-ground issues and wants to go into litigation. With a deep understanding of the rule of law and importance of it in society, she wants to advocate for those who suffer injustices.

Sumyya was a part of the Students of Aligarh Muslim University (SAMU), a student-organised group, for four years. As part of SAMU, she contributed to society in many ways like teaching children from slums and providing winter packs to homeless people sleeping on the streets in the local area. She was also a member of the hostel anti-ragging committee, which helped her to work on her listening skills and understand people’s issues.

She loves language and vocabulary. She has always been fascinated by the dynamics of the legal profession. She came to know about IDIA when she read an article relating to an IDIA Scholar. To know more about the organisation, she texted IDIA on social media and was selected as an IDIA Trainee. Thereafter, she never looked back and got admission to an NLU in CLAT 2021.

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