by Saifullah Bashir
SRINAGAR: Suhail Maqbool, 17, a resident of Pulwama started his journey from finding a good tuition centre in Hope Classes. After a tireless hunt, he landed at this coaching centre in Srinagar. Suhail’s goal was to become a doctor and qualifying NEET is considered as the first step of this ladder.
Suhail completed his schooling in a local school of Pulwama. He performed brilliantly in tenth and twelfth class. His parents, who are employees by profession, were confident of his capabilities.
Suhail qualified the tenth standard with 486 marks and scored 485 in twelfth. He studied at the coaching centre for three years, spending almost six hours a day on preparation.
He is the elder son of his parents and now has become an inspiration for his siblings, a younger brother and a sister.
The period of uncertainty in the valley didn’t impact Suhail. He fought against all odds and succeeded. “There was no internet, no way to go to tuition, thanks to Allah I did my best”, said Suhail.
Staying at home was hectic for Suhail. Sometimes it was chaotic. But his parents turned out mentors for him. Master Mohammad Maqbool, a teacher, and Shafeeqa, his mother, used to motivate him.
South Kashmir being Kashmir’s most volatile region, Suhail stuck to his goal, scoring 627 in NEET. Initially, Suhail was nervous because it was his first attempt and a national level examination.
“While thinking of exams it was worrying because due to political instability in the region outside students get more exposure and knowledge and we remain confined to four wall of our house”, Suhail added.
Along with parents, Suhail thanked Hope Classes management for their role and efforts in Suhail’s success.
Suhail always wanted a doctor and his parents are now happy about his performance.