Dornapal: Proving that the desire to excel and to fulfill one’s dream indeed can overthrow all hardships that are thrown by life, is the story of a young girl who is now going to join MBBS course and .
Maya, a girl from Naxal-affected Sukma’s Dornapal has become the first girl from the district to qualify for MBBS course. Beating all odds she is all set to now study medicine and become a doctor.
Dornapal is infamous for notorious Naxal activities. Maya was just 10 years old when her father passed away, but that didn’t hold her back. Despite financial crisis, Maya continued to pursue her dream and finally achieved it. “I have always dream of becoming a doctor.
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While growing up in Naxal-hit Dornapal district of Chhattisgarh, Maya Kashyap had one dream- to become a doctor. She came one step closer to her dream in June after she cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), conducted annually for getting admission into courses related to the profession.
I would like to dedicate my service as a doctor to the people of this place”, she said. “Our family and Maya had to face a lot of financial crisis after the death of our father. Even after facing some many difficulties, Maya remained determined towards her aim and achieved it. We are very happy with her success. It’s a matter of pride?, said her sister.
The teenage girl, who studied at a government school, will be the first doctor from Dornapal after completing MBBS degree in 2023 from Ambikapur medical college.
Securing a medical seat was not a cake walk for Maya as her family had to struggle to make ends meet after her father passed away when she was in Class 6.
With an undaunted determination to achieve her goal, Maya managed to clear the exam in her second attempt.
Recalling the hardships faced by her, she said, “My mother had to take care of my three siblings besides me. They too were studying in school at that time. I only used to get Rs 500 as pocket money for a month. Due to the paucity of funds, I faced a lot of issues while preparing for NEET, but because I was goal oriented I managed to overcome the hurdle. So, without paying heed to problems, I concentrated only on studies and was working only towards fulfilling my dreams.”
She expressed a wish to return to her hometown after becoming a doctor so that she can provide help to the people who are deprived of basic medical facilities.
The NEET-UG is an entrance examination for medical aspirants, who want to pursue graduate medical and dental courses at government or private medical colleges.
Medical Dialogues team had recently highlighted about, Asharam Choudhary, a ragpicker’s son who got admission for MBBS at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences in Jodhpur. His father Ranjit Choudhary, worked as a ragpicker collecting thrown away liquor bottles and plastic bags.