Rupa Yadav, Alumni ALLEN Career Institute honoured by India Today Group in Woman Summit 2018 ‘Swimming Against the Tide: Floating to the Top’. India Today celebrated the eight champion women from Rajasthan who proved that women are the definition of strength. In a grand felicitation ceremony, India Today honoured eight champion women from Rajasthan who defying all odds proved themselves and excelled in their respective fields. Rupa Yadav is one of them. From sports to medicine, these women have excelled in different areas of life with their confidence and strength despite their struggles in life.
Ms Rupa received the award from Dr Kiran Maheshwari, Cabinet Minister for Higher, Technical & Sanskrit Education Department and Mr Raj Chengappa, India Today Group Editorial Director (Publishing). The award was presented to Rupa Yadav for Perseverance.
Swimming against the tide: 8 women who defeated all odds
Rupa Yadav was married to a 12-year-old boy at the age of 8, this did not stop her from pursuing her dream career and studies in medicine. She is currently pursuing her dream to be a doctor from Govt. Medical College, Bikaner. A resident of Kareri village of Jaipur district, Rupa obtained 603 marks in NEET-2017.
On asking about the future plans, Rupa Yadav said that her goal is to become a cardiologist. She wants to open her own hospital and serve the people who are deprived of medical facilities. During the summit honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhara Raje praised Rupa for her efforts and breaking all stereotypes and fighting all the challenges that came her way.
During the session, Rupa further added that “When I was eight, I didn’t know I was getting married and was just happy about the new dress and the fact that a function was happening. I continued studying and then went to in-laws to work on the farms. They didn’t know how to help me pursue my education. I would work in the fields and then study. Then I sat for exams and I can now live my dream of becoming a doctor. Girls are emotional, but they accept challenges. Boys don’t face such challenges. My in-laws treated me like their own kid. My husband stopped studying as they could only afford to educate now. But now, he’s also trying to do something in the field of medicine itself.”