Rank attaining meritorious student facing fund crunch to continue medical education
Jinnat had lost his father when he was a student of Class VI but his indomitable spirit and strong will finally helped him rank 48 under reserved category in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Medical. He, somehow, managed some funds from his relatives and neighbours with the help of which he spent the admission fees and tuition fees.
He does not know how he would arrange the tuition fees in the next semesters and buy books. He is still not sure whether he will be able to realise his dream that he had been cherishing from his childhood.
A good student from his school days, Jinnat always used to stand first in his class. His father, the late Maznur Rahaman, got him admitted to Tufangunj NNM High School from where he had completed his Madhyamik and Higher Secondary Examinations. He felt as if the sky had fallen on his head when his father died after prolonged suffering from cancer.
Jannat was just in Class VI then. After the incident, Jannat’s mother Zahanara Begam started giving tuitions to local children so that she could arrange funds for his tuition. They had struggled hard but never gave up hope. In 2011, the boy passed Madhyamik examinations with good marks.
Initially, the boy wanted to be an engineer but he later changed his mind and wanted to become a doctor so that he could serve the poor and needy, especially at villages. In Higher Secondary Examinations, he secured nearly 80 per cent marks in Biology and 90 per cent marks in Mathematics.
He toiled hard so that he could find a place in the medical entrance examination for the past few years and this has finally provided him dividends when he secured a place in the merit list. His mother who had brought him up following the death of his father was in tears when she first received the information of her son’s success.
Jinnat has got an accommodation at the students’ hostel at the NRS Medical College and Hospital and the classes will likely to be started from September 19 or 20. He is eagerly waiting for classes to begin but there is a sense of despair in his mind of whether he will be able to arrange funds.
“Today I got admission at NRS Medical College the fees which I have received from my relatives. I don’t know how to give the hostel fees and buy books. I want to make mother happy who toiled so much to establish me beyond her own world,” Jinnat said.