Devi joined Isha Vidhya Nagercoil in lower kindergarten. She lost her father in an accident when she was in Grade 5. Her mother is a school dropout and had no financial support from anyone. But, this didn't shake her mother's resolve to educate her children despite the dire straits they were thrown into – they slept hungry many a time. After a 2-year struggle, her mother landed a job in a fishnet company and earns a meagre INR 5000 a month. While her brother studies in a government school, Devi studies on a scholarship at Isha Vidhya.
Devi is now in Grade 11 and over the years, she has done well in sports and has won prizes in athletics at the school and district level. She says that her motivating teachers, Yoga and the school atmosphere make her feel good and encourage her to strive to do well.
Devi admires the service of the police and is inspired by Kiran Bedi, the first woman IPS officer of the country, and wants to become a police officer like her.
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