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NEET 2020: 166 students from Chattisgarh’s Prayas initiative clear medical entrance

NEET 2020: "Of the 166 who cleared the exam, 38 are girls from Prayas Kanya Residential School Raipur, 33 students are from the facility in Durg, 26 from the one in Bastar, 24 from Bilaspur, 19 from Raipur, 17 from Ambikapur and nine from Kanker," state Tribal Welfare Department director said

By: Express News Service | Raipur |
Updated: October 19, 2020 2:04:47 am
NEET 2020NEET 2020: Shammi Abidi, director of the state Tribal Welfare Department, told PTI that 367 students from these schools had appeared for NEET. Representational image/ file

NEET 2020: A total of 166 students from the state-run Prayas and Sankalp schools in Chhattisgarh have cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), an official said Saturday. Of them, 26 are from Bastar and 5 are from Bijapur—districts affected by Left-wing extremism.

“Of the 166 who cleared the exam, 38 are girls from a state-run residential school in Raipur,” said Shammi Abidi, director of the state’s tribal welfare department. “Besides, 34 students from Naxal-hit Dantewada and 15 from Jashpur, who are being provided education under other initiatives have also cleared NEET.”

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Of the five children from Bijapur, three are from distant villages and were studying under the state government-run ‘Choo Lo Aasmaan’ classes, which help meritorious students prepare for competitive exams after class 10.

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Children of tribal farmers, these aspirants are now waiting for the counselling sessions for admissions to medical colleges.

Seema Bhagat, one of these five students, said, “I want to work for AIIMS and being from Bijapur, it was just a dream. But now, I am closer to achieving my dream.”

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