Institute of Law, Nirma University
Pragati Patidar is from a village called Kalukheda in Madhya Pradesh. She has a family of five members including two sisters and her parents. Her father is a farmer, and her mother is a homemaker. One of the main setbacks faced by Pragati was the financial difficulty faced by her family due to her father being a cancer patient. Her parents could barely afford the educational expenses for their three children.
Pragati faced many setbacks while pursuing her dreams, but her determination did not waver in the face of these difficulties. She completed her 10th-12th standard studies at Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Sarangpur. She secured 98% in the 10th standard with an 8th rank in the Madhya Pradesh state merit list. In 12th, secured 95% while pursuing the science stream, and ranked 3rd in Rajgarh district.
Pragati has been inclined toward working in the fields of gender equality and human rights since she was in school. She wants to pursue a field that will give her the right skills and training for aiding the girls of her village. She also wants to spread awareness about legal rights and duties in her village.
Pragati started her preparation for the CLAT without a clear idea about how she will fund her studies in the future. Pragati got to know about IDIA through a friend, who is an IDIA Scholar. Pragati was a Hindi medium student till the 12th standard. She worked hard to improve her English language skills.
Pragati is thankful to her IDIA mentors and says, “In IDIA, I met with many people who inspired me to do great things in the future. I am very grateful to IDIA for its support. Without IDIA, I probably would not have been able to do this.” She was also enrolled with LegalEdge, one of our training partners.
In her free time, Pragati likes reading books, playing games, and spending time with her family members. We hope that her dreams of making a difference in her community come true!