Meet Pranjal Patil, the nation’s first visually impaired IAS officer

by Raghunandan Ramachandran

Life is full of challenges that are hard to face. They take us down and detach us from life. Many of us run back from life due to the fear of challenges we may have to face, both mentally and physically. There is nothing that can be an insurmountable challenge for someone who is strong on the inside and has a fire to rise above every time. Pranjal Patil proves this by becoming the country’s first visually impaired woman IAS officer. And she assumed charge as the Sub Collector of Thiruvananthapuram.

Pranjal’s fierce determination to succeed 

The strong-minded lady Pranjal hailing from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, lost her vision when she was just six years old. But she never lost hope and completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College and Master’s in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, followed by an Integrated M.Phil. and PhD programme. 

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