This institution, led by educationist Ajay Bahadur Singh, provides free medical coaching, food, living facilities and study material to the economically weaker section and to the underprivileged children of Odisha. In the first year in 2018, 18 out of 20 students passed NEET.
Singh said that this year there were many challenges and uncertainties due to Kovid’s position in NEET. The exam dates shifted several times. “These students were facing problems in arranging food due to severe economic situation due to lockdown. Despite all these financial constraints and difficulties, they kept alive their dream of becoming doctors. All of them qualified NEET this year. Have made their dreams come true. ” she added.
Khirodini Sahu, the daughter of a farmer from a remote village in Angul district, scored 657 out of 720 in the entrance examination. Due to the epidemic, her father could not find a job and the family faced a difficult time during the lockout. “After completion of Plus II in 2018, I appeared in NEET last year. But I could not get a government medical college due to poor rank. As I am from a poor family, I requested Zindagi Foundation for help. . They took care. My food, accommodation, preparation and other issues, “she said.
She had fallen ill during the lockout. He was rushed to Bhubaneswar Hospital in his village for treatment. The Foundation had helped her and provided a room for her preparation after recovering from the disease. “The elephants had damaged our home and the paddy crop in the village. My father could not find any other work to support the family. I had no smart phone for online classes. But the foundation made me one Was. I was going up a small hill. Internet for online classes. Amidst all these difficulties I finally get a good rank. I hope I can get a seat at SCB Medical College and Hospital Cuttack .
Another candidate, Satyajit Sahu, whose father uses vegetables on a bicycle, scored 619. He said, “I have been preparing for the exam during the last three years. Eventually the Foundation gave me a platform to prepare for NEET and got good marks.”
Similarly, the children of roadside vendors, daily laborers, betel nut owners, fishermen, truck drivers, milkmen and security guards qualified NEET with the help of this base.