Thanking the state government for having provided this opportunity, the girl told DT Next that she aspired to become a doctor and worked hard towards that goal. Since her village was very backward, she made up her mind to become a doctor and serve the residents of her locality. Moreover, the girl said she wanted to create more professionals from her village. The eldest of three siblings, Thangapechi said it was in her second attempt that she managed to secure a seat in the medical college by scoring 256 marks. While studying Class 12 at Government Kallar Hr Sec School, Vikkiramangalam, the girl worked on farms to support family.