“I tend to convert negativity into positivity and extract energy and motivation from it.” – Arvind Kumar
New Delhi, October 31— In the last two weeks since the results of NEET-2020 were announced, heart-touching and inspiring stories of several successful students have come to light. Here is one of them. This is the story of 26-year-old Arvind Kumar, son of a scrap dealer in Uttar Pradesh.
According to a news story by PTI news agency, Arvind, 26, had been attempting to clear the country’s toughest medical entrance test since 2011. However, he got success in his ninth attempt this year when he secured All-India Rank 11603 and in his OBC category he got Rank 4,392.
While he failed to crack NEET in first 8 attempts, he never felt disheartened and continued working hard to achieve the success.
“I tend to convert negativity into positivity and extract energy and motivation from it,” Arvind was quoted as saying.
The boy has given the credit of his success to his family, self-belief and consistent hard work.
He said his father had studied up to Class 5 while his mother has never been to a school.
In Class 10 exam, Arvind got only 48.6 per cent marks. But in Class 12, he improved his score to 60 per cent. It was then he decided to become a doctor to fulfil his father’s wish.
What kept him going in NEET attempts was improvement in his marks at every attempt.
In 2018, he had moved to Kota in Rajasthan to get better coaching for NEET.
His father had to work 12 to 15 hours a day to meet expenses of his son’s stay in Kota.
“My son Arvind has proved his commitment to the goal. I am very proud of him,” he told the news agency.