National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
Meet Naveena Prince, hailing from the serene village of Teekoy in Kerala. Despite facing numerous challenges, Naveena’s determination to pursue a career in law propelled her towards achieving her dreams. This is the inspiring story of a young woman who defied the odds and made her mark in the world of law.
Naveena Prince’s story is one of resilience and determination that began in the picturesque village of Teekoy, Kerala. As a bright student, she excelled at St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, achieving a full A+ in SSLC and an admirable 84% in her 12th standard.
However, life took a challenging turn when her father, the family’s main breadwinner as an autorickshaw driver, developed a debilitating back condition. After undergoing an operation in December 2018, he faced excruciating pain, leaving him unable to work. Naveena’s mother courageously stepped up, working as an attendant at a petrol pump to support the family.
From a young age, Naveena was passionate about the law and its potential to protect the oppressed from injustice. Encouraged by her elder brother Naveen, who secured admission to NUALS with the support of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA), Naveena found the strength to pursue her dream.
Though her first attempt at the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) ended in disappointment due to her limited command of the English language, Naveena refused to be discouraged. IDIA mentors stepped in to guide her, instilling confidence and providing invaluable support.
With unwavering determination, Naveena embraced the challenges, sharpening her skills in each subject, and surmounting the language barrier. The hard work and perseverance paid off when she secured admission to the prestigious NUALS, realizing her dream of a career in law.
Naveena’s remarkable journey serves as an inspiration, a testament to the power of resilience and the transformative impact of support from organizations like IDIA. From the humble village of Teekoy, she has now set foot on the path of success, ready to make her mark in the legal world. Her story stands as a beacon of hope for aspiring law students, proving that with dedication and the right support, dreams can be achieved, no matter the challenges faced along the way.