Married at 21, IPS at 27, woman officer inspire girls
Jalandhar(DP Correspondent) – Urging girls to implement the basic rule of commitment and perseverance in achieving their dreams, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Sudarvizhi Thursday said that always dream big in life. ADCP Sudharvizhi, a 2007 batch IPS officer posted in Jalandhar shared that if one is determined to scaling new heights in career, marriage or hostile conditions would never come as a hindrance.Hailing from a middle class family of Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, Sudharvizhi got married at the age of 21 and made it to the IPS in the year 2007. The woman officer said that her father was determined to ensure that his three daughters excel in life. However, due to some family circumstances Sudarvizhi, then working in India Post, was married at a young age of 21 years. She was then selected for a job in the Civil Secretariat. But, Sudharvizhi was determined to join the coveted civil services. The turning point in her life came, when her elder daughter was one and half year old and she started preparing for the UPSC. Sudharvizhi was not able to attend any coaching classes and focused on self preparation. However, the journey of preparing for UPSC was not a cakewalk, as her husband met with an accident and he was hospitalized. Later her daughter sustained injuries and remained in the hospital. A little dejected, Sudarvizhi appeared in the mains exam and the interview. However, she could not make it in first attempt.Though, the IPS officer then decided to abandon the dream but her family motivated to try again. Sudharvizhi cleared the UPSC in her second attempt. “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign was a step in right direction to transform the destiny of girl child in the society”, she said. The woman IPS officer said that marriage should not be considered as a full stop to career achievements. “Even if you get married, girls should not stop pursuing their aim in life. Be brave to speak your mind and conquer the world”, she added.
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