Keeping alive its motto of giving wings to medical aspirants from the disadvantaged sections of the society, an Odisha-based charitable group has achieved exceptional success this 12 months additionally as all 19 college students cracked the medical entrance examination NEET.
The outcomes of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) had been declared on Friday.
They are youngsters of humble day by day labourer, vegetable vendor, truck driver, fisherman and idli-vada vendor.
These profitable college students come from the Zindagi programme run by a non-governmental organisation of academician Ajay Bahadur Singh, who himself needed to expertise pangs of starvation and shortage of cash in childhood which prevented him from turning into a health care provider.
Under the programme, gifted underprivileged college students are chosen from throughout Odisha and offered free teaching and meals to assist them crack NEET and turn out to be a health care provider.
The noble initiative in Odisha is akin to famed Super 30 experiment of mathematician Anand Kumar.
“Neither poverty nor coronavirus pandemic could dampen the spirit of these students to achieve their dream to become a doctor. This year also the Zindagi foundation students created history, 19 out of 19 students of the foundation have qualified in NEET 2020 exam,” Mr Singh mentioned at present.
Amongst the children of Zindagi basis, there may be Khirodini Sahoo, who belongs to Angul district.
Her father works as a farm labourer, who misplaced his job throughout the pandemic additional driving the household to poverty.
“I fell ill during the lockdown, and came to Bhubaneswar by ambulance and told everything to Ajay Sir. He kept me at his home and provided everything required,” Khirodini, who has secured 2,594 All India rank, in NEET performed by National Testing Agency (NTA), mentioned.
Satyajit Sahoo, whose father vends greens on cycle has achieved 619 marks.
Another success story is of Subhendu Parida, who use to vend “Idli Vada” alongside his dad and mom. He certified in NEET examination by attaining 609 marks.
Nivedita Panda, her father is a betel store proprietor of their village in Dhenkanal district, has achieved 591 marks.
Roshan Paik, who used to lend serving to arms to his farm labourer father is one other qualifier.
Manjeet, whose household survives of catching of fish, is one other profitable candidate.
Smruti Ranjan Senapati, ward of a truck driver, has certified within the NEET examination for admission in authorities medical school scoring 536 marks and having 59044 AIR rank.
Ajay Bahadur Singh initiated Zindagi Foundation within the 12 months 2017 in Bhubaneswar.
“I do all this without taking any donation from any individual or an organisation though many have offered. I manage everything from my own resources, because I see my childhood in them,” Singh informed PTI.
The man behind the success tales of those youngsters needed to go away his medical research and promote tea and sharbat (squash) to maintain his household present process monetary hardship.
“I had to sale tea and sharbat at shravani mela in temple town of Baba Baidyanath in Jharkhand to pursue studies,” he mentioned.
Under the mission, the gifted college students of the poor monetary background chosen by means of a state-wide screening check, are offered free meals, lodging and educating to assist them turn out to be a health care provider.
Twelve out of a batch of 14 who had cracked NEET in 2018 acquired admission in authorities medical faculties of Odisha.
They had been hosted by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik then to commemorate their achievements.
“I could not become a doctor but when I see these kids achieve their dreams, I feel I have achieved mine. I would never accept that any brilliant child is not able to achieve his or her dream just because of financial constraints. I will keep going on, to ensure that none of the kids miss their dreams due to lack of resources,” he mentioned.
Impressed by the noble initiative, the Super30 founder mathematician himself has made a number of journeys to the Zindagi basis to encourage the aspiring medicos.
Film star Hrithik Roshan who carried out the function of Anand Kumar within the biopic “Super 30”, has additionally showered lavish reward to the Odisha mission.
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