Sheetal Kumari is a hardworking and passionate student from a small village called Patra Toli in the Ranchi Distict of Jharkhand. She belongs to a tribal community. Her father works as a security guard at the Soni Banquet Hall, Kanke, Ranchi, and her mother is a homemaker. Sheetal has been a focused student, scoring 8.5 CGPA in her 10th standard from Cambrian Public School, Ranchi and 67% in 12th standard from Ursuline College, Ranchi. Sheetal says it was her dream to be a lawyer and now that she has cleared CLAT, she is happy to see herself on the way to becoming one.
NUSRL is also home to the IDIA Jharkhand Chapter and Sheetal reached out to them for support and guidance. She studied very hard for CLAT with the help of IDIA volunteers, and also attended a few free training sessions by ‘National CLAT Academy’ in Ranchi. While explaining why she’d like to study law, she said, “I want to become a lawyer because I belong to a community which is socially and economically backward. Due to this, many people try to suppress us and consider us weak. Due to a general lack of education and awareness, girls are not sent to school, and nobody can raise their voice against it as they are not aware of our laws and our rights. So, I want to become a lawyer to fight for the rights of tribals and other oppressed communities and help them attain equal status in society.”