Now lawyers, and living their dreams

Published: 10th September 2012 10:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2012 10:58 AM   |  A+A-

Earning a degree in law meant a ticket for helping the poor. Legally. On Sunday, young Sister Soumyada’s long-standing dream of aiding the needy and destitute became a reality when she enrolled herself as a lawyer at the Kerala High Court.

Her dream to become a lawyer took wings when she realised that the poor were always seeking the aid of cost-effective legal services. “I had always wanted to gain an effective tool that would help the poor obtain justice,” she said. A first rank holder from Thiruvananthapuram Law Academy, Sister Soumyada is also a BSc physics graduate who is  currently serving at Sisters of the Destitute,   Aluva. Her parents are C A James and Gracy James, hailing from Thrissur. Also among the list of lawyers who enrolled at the High Court on Sunday, was 67-year-old Basheer Rahuthar from Thiruvananthapuram.

The grandfather of six and a former government employee, Basheer said that he is overwhelmed with happiness at the prospect of becoming a lawyer at the High Court. “I had always wanted to be a lawyer and this is my long-cherished dream,” he said, surrounded by his excited children and grandchildren.

“My wife passed away a few years ago. She is not here today to share the dream,” he added with a tinge of sadness.


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