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Ragpicker’s son in Madhya Pradesh cracks NEET, gets admission in AIIMS

Asharam Choudhary with his parents. (Credit: The Hindu)

By Muslim Mirror Desk,

Bhopal: In a news that brings a lot of hope and inspiration, Asharam Choudhary, a rag picker’s son from west-central part of Madhya Pradesh has got admission for MBBS at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences in Jodhpur.

Ranjit Choudhary, Asharam’s father worked as a ragpicker who collected thrown away liquor bottles and plastic bags. With such financial hardship, Asharam found the support of a local businessman and a doctor who came forward to support to his support in his desire to study further.

The boy secured the 121st rank among OBC candidates and an all India rank of 707. He finally secured his admission to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Campus in Jodhpur, and will begin college from Monday next week.

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Asharam was meritorious since childhood. He was selected for the young scientist award and was chosen by the Silver Zone Foundation Olympiad when he was in class X. For his higher education, he found the support of Dakshina foundation, a coaching centre that supports bright yet impoverished students for preparing for IIT and medical entrances.

Elated over the achievement Asharam said “I want to thank my parents and Navodaya Vidyalaya, and also Dakshina foundation for providing me financial help. A doctor in my village inspired me to choose this profession, when I was in fifth standard.

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