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Defying odds, Mundi Cholian farmer’s daughter scripts success story

Visits village after being selected as judge, gets rousing welcome

Defying odds, Mundi Cholian farmer’s daughter scripts success story

Gurmeet Kaur being welcomed at Mundi Cholian village.



Tribune News Service

Aakanksha N Bhardwaj

Jalandhar, February 19

Gurmeet Kaur (28), a farmer’s daughter, has become an inspiration for residents of Mundi Cholian and adjoining villages. She was selected as a judge from this nondescript village, which grabbed headlines during the floods last year.

Will work for welfare of residents

I will work for the welfare of residents of my village. We suffered a lot during the floods. I will ensure that bundhs are strengthened so that we don’t have to suffer again. Gurmeet Kaur

Gurmeet, who cleared PCS (Judicial) examination, was given a warm welcome at Mundi Cholian village and a special ceremony was also organised in this regard.

“Now, I will work for the welfare of the residents of my village. We suffered a lot during the floods. I will ensure that bundhs are strengthened so that we don’t have to suffer again,” said Gurmeet, daughter of a farmer Khem Singh.

Kulwinder Singh, teacher from GMS, Mundi Cholian, who taught Gurmeet, said her success would definitely send a message across that just appearing for IELTS and moving abroad was not the achievement. “One should study hard and aspire to achieve a respectable position like Gurmeet”.

Notably, paddy crop of Khem Singh was also destroyed in the flood waters. Due to the floods, Gurmeet, along with her family, had to live somewhere else because the water had entered the houses too.

“That was one of the most important times because I was preparing for my interview. When the floods ravaged everything, I had to go and live with my sister in Moga. I was continuously thinking of our crops. Somehow, I managed to study and clear the exam,” she had earlier shared.

“My father’s dream was to see me as a judge. I know there were financial constraints in the family. But, he never let me feel that. He always wanted me to stay focussed and I owe this success to him,” said Gurmeet.

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