In a story which will become an inspiration to many, a 20-year-old Indian girl who was married off at the age of 8 is set to become a doctor after he cleared the CBSE’s National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).
Rupa Yadav scored 603 in the NEET and is attending counselling for the admissions. She hopes to get admission in a government run college. Youngest among his five siblings, Rupa was in class three when she was married off along with her elder sister Rukma, but with the support of in-laws, especially her brother-in-law Babulal, she never gave up the hope of becoming a Medical doctor, India times reports.
“I scored 84 per cent in my Class X examinations. Everyone, including our neighbours and relatives, told my in-laws to let me continue my education and they agreed. I am very thankful for their support,” she told The Indian Express.
At the time of her marriage, her husband Shankar Lal was just 12 years old. Rupa also took coaching at a Kota-based institute and cleared the test in her third attempt.
Since her in-laws were supporting her quest for education, Rupa got herself enrolled at a private school located 6 km away from her village at Kareri in Chomu near Jaipur and went on the score 81 percent and 84 percent marks in her class XI and Class XII examinations.
She decided to become a doctor when her uncle Bhimaram Yadav died of cardiac arrest due to the lack of medical assistance. In her first attempt at All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), she scored 415 marks and ranked 23,000.
In her last attempt at NEET, she scored 503.
“My in-laws, like my parents, are farmers. The income from farming is meagre. So, my husband started riding a cargo taxi to sponsor my education,” said Rupa. After she cleared the NEET, the coaching centre Allen has now decided to provide her with the scholarship to complete her MBBS.
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