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Balasore: Poor Snacks Vendor’s Son Qualifies NEET On First Attempt

Balasore: Diligence and perseverance have borne fruit for this meritous rural lad who has been successful in qualifying the prestigious NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) to pursue medical courses (MBBS) and dental courses (BDS) in any of the government colleges in India.

Despite being the son of a poor Baramaja (mixture) vendor, who strives hard everyday to eke out a living by moving from village to village to sell his product, the industrious boy has proved true the adage ‘where there is will, there is a way’. He has scored 556 in this year’s NEET.

Meet NEET-qualified Ramesh Sethi, son of Shankarshan Sethi. The family hails from Shyamsundarpur village under Khaira block of this district.

In his reactions, elated Ramesh said, “I qualified Navodaya in Class V and pursued my schooling there till +2. I also qualified a scholarship exam there that helped me to go outside for coaching. I availed the coaching for one year. I’m extremely happy that I’ve qualified NEET on the first attempt.”

“I’m delighted as my parents wished me to be a doctor. I want to be the best in this field. I have been helping my father in his occupation since my childhood. Even after being in Navodaya, I used to help him and continue to do so in future too. I’ll also extend a helping hand to those who are in trouble like me,” averred the sensible boy.

Father Kashinath Sethi said, “My son has qualified NEET. He had cherished to be a doctor. But, my financial position doesn’t support. If the government provides any friancial support to my son to pursue his medical course, I would be grateful.”

Ramesh Sethi, NEET Qualifier

Kashinath Sethi, Ramesh Sethi's Father

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