Arvind Kumar, a 26-year-old hailing from Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh, is the son of a scrap dealer, cleared the NEET exam in his ninth attempt
Bengaluru: Arvind Kumar, a 26-year-old hailing from Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh, is the son of a scrap dealer.
His father’s name is Bhikhari, which in English, means ‘beggar’.
With such a name, Bhikhari was prone to be humiliated by villagers.
It was this mortification that led Arvind Kumar to take a strong resolve to become a doctor.
So when he gave the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) in 2011, he had a lot of hopes, but did not do well.
It was only in his ninth attempt that he fared well. He secured all-India Rank 11603. He bagged Rank 4,392 in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category, reports India TV.
He says, "I tend to convert negativity into positivity and extract energy and motivation from it," as reported by the website.
Arvind grew up witnessing the mocking his father had to face. Unable to bear the persecution, the father had to shift places.
It is also to be noted that Arvind did not do well in his 10th grade. He scored just 48%. But in PUC, he scored 69%. It is this improvement that made him confident that he could take up NEET exams.
“But improvement in marks at every attempt was a ray of hope that kept me concentrated at my goal,” the website adds.
His father says, "I worked for 12 to 15 hours daily to earn enough to meet educational expenses of my children and would visit the family, around 800-900 km away in Kushinagar, once in six months for a brief period".
Out of confidence, Arvind says, "I am happy and my family is proud of me that I am now going to be the first doctor in my village of around 1,500-1,600 people".
He now hopes to become an orthopaedic surgeon.
"Even a minor bone injury hurts a lot. Increasing road accidents trouble me a lot so I just wish to serve people as an orthopaedic surgeon," he added.
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Last Updated Dec 19, 2020, 2:44 PM IST