By Shefa Siddiqui
Kolkata : Al Ameen Mission the West Bengal based Muslim NGO in recent years has produced numerous professionals including 2500 doctors, 4000 engineers and 65 civil servants.
This year too Al-Ameen Mission has broken all its previous records as 422 students qualified India’s biggest medical entrance exam, NEET, out of which 128 (30.5%) students are from poor and BPL families, 133 (31.5%) are from middle and upper middle income group and 161 (38%) from lower middle income group.
The man behind the mission, Nurul Islam told Muslim Mirror that 62 students got AIR within 1500, 147 within 25000, 246 within 35000, 367 within 45000 and 422 within 55000 from the NGO.
The district wise record includes 105 from Murshidabad, 80 from Malda, 54 from S 24 Parganas, 34 from Birbhum, 30 from Nadia, 20 from N 24 Parganas, 17 from Burdwan, 15 from Uttar Dinajpur, 15 from Midnapore, 14 from Hoogly, 10 from Howrah, 9 from Dakshin Dinajpur, 7 from Kolkata and 12 from other districts.
Mr. Nurul Islam’s vision and tenacity for the betterment and upliftment of the underprivileged has brought great results for the NGO in recent years. He told Muslim Mirror that Ramakrishna Mission truly inspired his inner spirit and compelled to follow the same during his college days in Kolkata. The Muslims in West Bengal are considered as one of the most deprived and backward section among the muslims in India whose population records to the second largest after Uttar Pradesh.
It is significant to mention that Murshidabad and Malda district being the most backward have given the highest numbers of NEET qualifiers. Out of 422 students 105 are from Murshidabad whereas 80 are from Malda.
Giving the insights M. Nurul Islam said ‘Out of 422 NEET qualifiers 360 boys and 62 girls are among the NEET qualifiers this year from Al-Ameen Mission.
Furthermore, the results reveals that 128 students selected in NEET are the ones whose total expenses were done by the Zakat fund of the NGO whereas 161 are those who paid half (50%) of the expense and 133 students were under the full payment category who paid the full amount of 6000 INR per month.
M. Nurul Islam, the director of the NGO has initiated this work in the year 1986 with only eleven students in a madarsa building at the outskirts of Kolkata.