Defying Odds, Tribal Girl From Odisha’s Naxal Affected Area Clears Civil Service Exam

Malkangiri District in Odisha is one of the remotest areas in India, and a hotbed of naxals.

The backwardness of the area is mostly blamed on the Naxals who don’t allow any infrastructure projects there.

They are also known for blowing up everything from roads to bridges and even schools. Given this background, the achievement of Sandhya Samarth is remarkable.

Sandhya, a tribal girl from Malkangiri has cleared the Odisha Civil Services (OCS) examination.

A resident of Samili village under Mathili block of Malkangiri, a naxal stronghold, Sandhy secured 91st rank in the examination.

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