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How a Village Woman Became a Police Officer?

Updated on August 4, 2016
Aarati Hulle, Police Sub Inspector
Aarati Hulle, Police Sub Inspector

Recently I visited my native place Samdoli, near Sangli. There I came to know that a young lady from Maalwaadi, a nearby village was selected as a Police Sub Inspector in Maharashtra Police. That was an interesting story of determination and struggle in very adverse circumstances. As her village was just 10 Kilo Meters away from my village, I decided to meet her. I would like to share about her struggle and achievements here, which she shared with me.

Her name is Mrs. Aarati. Her mother is a vegetable seller, who lives in a small slum-like house in a chawl at Sangli. Aarati's father was expired when she was in 12th Standard. In 2005, Aarati was married to Pradeep Hulle, a farmer from Maalwadi. His financial condition was not good, and a sad thing happened. The village was affected by a dreadful flood. The family suffered from heavy losses. But in spite of this, Pradeep Hulle encouraged Aarati to study further. Accordingly, she completed her degree course in Bachelor of Arts externally.

Pradeep was impressed by Aarati's determination and brilliancy. He suggested her to appear for MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission) exams. Accordingly she started to study for this competitive examination by buying used books from market. Without joining any class and without anybody's guidance, she successfully passed preliminary exams of MPSC. This gave her a great confidence and she prepared herself for further exams. Then she appeared for the main examination. As she was confident about her success in this examination, she prepared for physical examination too.

At that time Mumbai police was recruiting female Police Constables. Aarati appeared for this recruitment and was selected for the post of constable. Now it was turn of her physical training.

It was hard for her to live in Mumbai because of her poor financial sources. She spent her training days by eating Jhunaka Bhakar, a popular food in poor people of Maharashtra.

In the last days of training, the results of MPSC exams were declared and she was successful again. She was selected for Police Sub Inspector's training and then posted as a PSI at Mumbai.

In this period of her preparation for MPSC exams, and her selection as PSI, no one from her village and even from most of her relatives knew what actually she was doing. She did not asked for any help from anybody in spite of very adverse economic condition. All the credit of her success goes to her own abilities, determination and hard work, supported by her husband Pradeep.

Congratulations Madam Inspector, I salute you.

-Mahavir Sanglikar


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    jyoti sakhare 

    9 years ago

    We all girls salute you madam & also salute to Pradeep sir for being such great supportive husband!!!!!!!!!

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    9 years ago from Pune, India

    Thank you Md Irshad Akhter, for reading the Hub and finding it inspiring.

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    Md Irshad Akhter 

    9 years ago

    Thanks veru much mam, you have ignited passion in my heart and mind for becoming a successful officer in diverse condition.I Salute You!

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    9 years ago from Pune, India

    Thanks Ankush for your comments.

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    9 years ago

    Abhari ahot sangalikar sir...ashach changalya peoplshi amachi nehami bhet hot raho ashi amchi bhagwantanchya charni prathana.APALE ARTICLES READ KARAYLA KHUP AVDTAT TYATUN JOSH MILATO....n wish for that lady.....

  • jainismus profile imageAUTHOR

    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    9 years ago from Pune, India


    Thank you for reading this Hub and commenting on it.

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    Angela Kane 

    9 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

    Great hub and very inspiring article and I hope she is very successful.

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    Ratnadeep Mukkirwar 

    9 years ago

    I would say that I salute both of them. Mrs. Aarti for her arduous efforts and her husband more so ever for standing besides her and chasing their dream even when the situation tried to knock them off several times...

    I remember The famous dialogue from Rocky Balbua "It aint how hard you hit that matters, the thing that matters is how hard you can get hit and still keep moving forward..."

    Mahavirmama great work of bringing out such stories from the so called common man whose real life is filled with great triumphs and sacrifices which almost always go unsung..

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    Nitin Jain 

    9 years ago

    Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you.

    Great Job by Mr Sanglikar.. Thanks for your post !! keep writing !!

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    LaDena Campbell 

    9 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

    What determination and courage for her to do this and what a wonderful husband to encourage her!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Ajit C. Kandle 

    9 years ago

    I proud a such curragive succsess of AArati from small village n also congrats to her n also her husband who support her.

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    YERGE B S 

    9 years ago

    Respected Sanglikar Sir,

    First of all thanks to you for this post. Mrs Aarati Pradeep Hulle is ideal for those who are preparing MPSE/UPSE examination in adverse conditions without classes. Mrs Aarati became role model for this purpose. The story of struggled in her life is heart touching.

    I salute her achievement (the post of PSI), determination and hard work and supported by her husband Pradeep too.

    ?? ???? !!!!!!

    Yerge B S(Programmer)

    LIC khadki,Pune

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    9 years ago from The World Of Making The Assumed Impossibilities Possible.

    Such an encouraging and challenging story. She got to be saluted.

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    9 years ago

    we all salute her for such a daring step she took and finally succeeded, hats off to you Mrs. Aarati..thanks to you jainusmus for sharing.


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