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.