UP woman who ran away from home to avoid marriage returns after 7 years as IPS officer
Meerut : She had left her home amid immense pressure of marriage, had to face many hurdles of finances, no family support and much more on the journey of fetching her dream. But all paid off after seven years of struggle for Sanju Rani Verma.
Sanju was 28 years old when her mother passed away and the whole family members pressurized her to get married and settled. She was doing her post-graduation at the time. She tried to convince her relatives that she wants to complete her studies first but being born in a family where educating woman is not a necessity, no was ready to understand the depth of her desire.
Failing to convince her family members, she left her house with a little money to fetch her dream. Sanju rented an apartment and started looking for some jobs to survive in the world. Unfortunately, she had to leave her post-graduation and take up a teaching job with tutions. Meanwhile, she continued her preparations for PCS examination.
After struggling for about seven years, Sanju has now managed to clear the UPPSC-2018 exam, the results for which were announced a couple of days back. However, Ms Verma now aims to clear the civil services examination and wants to get a divisional magistrate post.
Verams's teacher from Meerut believes that her success is a defeat of the society's conditioning, where daughters should always be under the control of sons and men.
And Sanju believes that with the post she might be able to get respect from those who did not had faith in her dreams.