Read the inspiring story of four tribal students from a remote region who cleared the NEET 2022 despite facing many challenges.
Four students from remote villages in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region have moved one step closer to realizing their dream of becoming doctors and serving their community by clearing the medical entrance examination NEET 2022.
With limited resources available, students whose families are farm laborers and marginal farmers have cleared the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022, the results of which were announced on September 8.
These determined students have shown that with enough dedication and drive, anyone can achieve their goals regardless of their circumstances. We hope to see more stories like this in the future!
Arun Lalsu Mattami, an 18-year-old from a tribal hamlet in Bhamragad taluka, said that he’d always dreamed of becoming a doctor but that education was not easily accessible where he lived.
To pursue his studies, he stayed in a hostel from Class 4 onwards in Aheri and Class 12 in Bhamragad. He belongs to the Madia Gond community, which is categorized as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, and scored 450 out of 720 on the NEET-2022 exam. Arun’s parents are farmers who take up odd jobs to make ends meet.
For 17 year old Sapna Jawarkar, trying to take the NEET exams posed a serious challenge due to the language barrier. As the daughter of a marginal farmer from the Makhla village located in the Melghat district of Amravati, Sapna stated that it was difficult for her to study for the exam because she found it hard to understand English.
Luckily, with the help of mentors at LFU, she was not only able to overcome this obstacle but ended up passing the exam along with fellow tribal students, Sachin Arki and Rakesh Podali from Bhamragad. All three students are now expected to enroll in the MBBS course.