by Shakir Ashraf
SRINAGAR: Murtaza Ahmed 19, resident of Kupwara, the only son of his parents among six sisters has fulfilled the dream of his parents by scoring 600 marks in NEET.
“It was my dream as well as my parents’ dream to score good marks in NEET,” said Murtaza Ahmed. “My parents worked very hard to earn money and then had to pay my fee in tuition centres. Since my childhood, it was my dream to become a doctor and my teachers used to call me doctor since my childhood” said Murtaza.
Murtaza’s father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. Murtaza has six sisters and is the only son of his parents.
Murtaza has passed his twelfth standard from Government Boys Higher secondary school Vilgam in Kupwara with flying colours. Later, he came to Parraypora Srinagar for NEET tuitions.
“Internet shutdown has always affected our studies but credit goes to my tuition centre, which provided us with study materials in pen drives,” Murtaza said.
Murtaza is not the lone successful candidate who has done his basic schooling in a state-run school.
Another NEET aspirant from Muqami Shahwali Kupwara made his parents proud by scoring 624 marks in NEET. Hamid, 20, put all his efforts this year to score good marks in the second attempt of his NEET.
Hamid Shah who scored 624 marks in NEET exam believes in self-study rather than tuition centres. He worked hard himself without taking tuitions in his second attempt.
It used to take Hamid a whole night to download the previous years’ question papers and then he could solve it in the day.
“When I failed in my first attempt I did not give up,” Hamid said. “On the day of result when I saw that I have not scored enough marks to qualify, I didn’t lose heart. I started working hard.”
Hamid is the youngest in his family. Hamid’s father is a plumber by profession and his mother is a housewife. Hamid gives all the credit of his success to his father.
“The message to the NEET students is not to indulge yourself in mobile games like PUBG. It is the waste of time only”, said Hamid. He also added that one should prepare oneself for the NEET from ninth class.
Hamid passed his twelfth class with 450 marks from local Government Higher Secondary school. His father said that his efforts in bringing up his son have not been wasted.