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Patil Yogeshwari Vilas

Government Law College, Mumbai

Yogeshwari hails from Dhoki, a village in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. She lived in a small, rented home in a remote village around Khamawadi, Maharashtra. Her father works as a farmer and her mother runs a small general store that sells things like notebooks and pens. Yogeshwari helped her mother run the shop after school hours.

Despite their weak financial situation, her parents ensured that Yogeshwari and her sister get every opportunity to pursue their education. Yogeshwari made her parents proud by succeeding in various activities such as essay writing, painting, and sports at her school.

When she was in the 7th standard, she became fascinated by the legal profession. Her relatives were parties to a few cases in court. She witnessed the lack of proper legal advice and services being provided by lawyers to people from underprivileged education. She realised that the law is a powerful tool to improve the well-being of people. She is passionate about giving back to society and making a difference through law.

Her parents supported her unconditionally in her decision to pursue law and gave her the motivation to pursue her dream. She shifted her school and pursued social science subjects from Fergusson College in Pune in the 11th and 12th standards.

Her teachers at the college told her about IDIA and the support provided by us to young law aspirants like Yogeshwari. She learnt more about pursuing education in law and about IDIA when the IDIA Pune Chapter conducted an online sensitisation session for her batch in 2022.

Yogeshwari decided to join as an IDIA Trainee and was elated when she was selected. She had studied in Marathi medium schools in her village for most of her life. She worked hard to improve her spoken and written English. She consistently prepared for the exams with daily sessions from her mentors from IDIA Pune Chapters and frequent mocks from Career Launcher, an IDIA training partner.

Her hard work paid off when she cracked MH CET and got admission to the top law college under it – GLC, Mumbai. She believes that IDIA helped her fulfil her childhood dream of creating an impact through law.

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