New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday congratulated Sreedhanya Suresh, for creating history by becoming the first tribal woman from Kerala to clear the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Exam. Notably, 22-year-old Sreedhanya Suresh, who bagged the 410th rank in the Civil Services Examination, 2018 hailed from Wayanad from where Gandhi is contesting forthcoming Lok Sabha elections as a second seat, in addition to his bastion Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

“Ms Sreedhanya Suresh from Wayanad, is the first tribal girl from Kerala to be selected for the civil service. Sreedhanya’s hard work and dedication have helped make her dream come true. I congratulate Sreedhanya and her family and wish her great success in her chosen career,” Rahul tweeted.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had also congratulated Sreedhanya. “Congratulations for sreedhanya who made a big victory in upsc exams battling her social conditions (sic),” Vijayan wrote.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the results of the Civil Services Final exam on Friday. Kanishak Kataria topped the prestigious exam, followed by Akshat Jain who secured the all India second rank, while Junaid Ahmed stood third in the Civil Services Final exam.

Of the total 4,93,972 candidates appeared, 1994 candidates were qualified to take up the Personality Test which was conducted from February to March 2019. Out of the total 759 candidates, 577 candidates were male and 182 candidates were female. These 759 were recommended by the Commission to be appointed to various Services.