Tral has been in the thick of things as far as militancy-related incidents are concerned. At the same time, local students continue to bring laurels to the place. In the latest instance, a 19-year-old boy has secured 8th rank in the Common Entrance Test (CET) besides qualifying the coveted AIIMS entrance test.
Shahid Nabi, a resident of Baragam village of Tral about 50 Kms from Srinagar, was elated after achieving the feat.
Over 28000 students had appeared in the CET, the results of which were declared by Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Saturday night.
How do you feel about the hard work paying off?
“I am feeling happy that I am among the toppers, but I won’t be joining any of the colleges in the state as I have already been selected in AIIMS, the result of which was declared three days ago,” Shahid said with confidence.
My father is a farmer and my mother is a homemaker. There were many financial constraints but the success in achieving my long cherished goal neutralized every such hurdle in the end.
Whom do you credit for you success?
I first need to thank my parents who have always supported me and have gone out of their way to support my education. The credit for my success obviously goes to my teachers who believed in me and gave me extra attention whenever I needed it.
What was your inspiration that led to the cracking of CET and AIIMS Entrance?
My elder brother is also pursuing medicine at Government Medical College Srinagar. He is my motivation. He was always available for guidance in days when I felt lost.
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