Umar Ahmad Ganie of Zaggigam village of Pulwama district once decided to quit studies for the lack of money he was supposed to pay as registration fee in order to get enrolled in a college, after passing his 12th class examination.
Umar, caught in a whirlpool of questions finally decided to support his poor father by working as a laborer and after getting in touch a local painter, he started earning by working as one.
Known as a dedicated and psychologically tough boy, Umar, according to his relatives is still away from home, as he has to finish the task of painting the structure for which he may have probably taken money in advance.
Back home, Umar’s family finds it hard to believe that their son has qualified NEET by scoring 601 marks, as Umar never joined a coaching centre be it for 12th class or NEET.
Umar only had the subscription of “Physics Wallah” on YouTube – the only source which Umar relied upon to qualify NEET.
“Umar is truly an inspiration, a boy who can be treated as an example of dedication, hard work and perseverance, as he comes from a background where such achievements are least expected for the lack of resources. We are all very proud of him.” Said Dr. Gulzar Nayik, Assistant Professor Food Technology and neighbour of Umar Ganie.
Pertinently, In yet another remarkable achievement, Abdul Basit, a student from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, clinched the top position in the NEET UG-2023 entrance exam in Jammu and Kashmir. Basit’s exceptional score of 705 out of 720 points has earned him the prestigious first rank in the highly competitive exam in J&K.
Hailing from Chewa-Kalam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Basit says that the hard work and dedication are the primary keys to crack any prestigious exams.
Interestingly, in 2022, the pass percentage of UG NEET qualifiers had increased by nearly 10 percent in Jammu and Kashmir corresponding to the previous year
In NEET-2021, only 42.59 percent students from JK had qualified the exams. But this year, more than 52 percent of students have qualified for the exams. .
The official figures revealed by the National Testing Agency showed that in 2022, a total of 38,140 students had registered from JK and of them 36,374 appeared and 20,005 qualified it.
Likewise, in 2021, a total of 34, 615 candidates had registered from JK out of which 31,479 appeared and 14,743 qualified.