Soyeb said that his Muslim community had now realised the importance of education
Mohd Aasif | Clarion India
NEW DELHI — Soyeb Aftab, a Muslim boy hailing from Rourkela, Odisha, has scored a hundred per cent marks in NEET 2020 as per his OMR & Recorded responses released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), said Dr. Gaurav, a member of the Allen Career Institute Kota, Rajasthan.
The results of the examination were declared on Friday as directed by the Supreme Court.
Leaving behind his hometown and childhood friends, Soyeb has been living in Kota in Rajasthan with his mother and younger sister. Kota is a coaching hub for NEET and JEE aspirants of the country. He has been taking classes at Allen Career Institute in the district. The Institute tweeted about his scores in NEET 2020.
Is it possible to secure a perfect score of 720 in NEET?
Then👉Nobody has ever scored above 700 in NEET
2019👉NALIN scored 701 in NEET'19. Which is the highest anybody has ever scored
2020👉#SOYEBAFTAB 2 Yr Classroom Student scored 720/720 in #NEET2020 pic.twitter.com/kK4yC3xSIK
— ALLEN Career Institute (@ALLENkota) October 16, 2020
For the sake of their child’s education and ambition, the family took the decision to stay in two places. Soyeb’s father, a construction contractor, stayed behind in Rourkela and his mother and sister had to come to Kota with him.
Recounting his days during the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown, Soyeb told Clarion India that he did not lose hope and did not get frustrated or was not depressed because his mother and sister were staying with him. “The lockdown gave me more time to prepare for the examination”, he said.
Crediting his success to his mother, Soyeb said: “My mother has supported and motivated me a lot and she is the base of my success”.
“His father has always given importance to education. He persuaded me to obtain my graduation degree even after our wedding”, Soyeb’s mother told Clarion India.
Putting all her faith in her son, Soyeb’s mother said: “It is the fruit of his hard work and the grace of God”.
Narrating his days of struggle, he told Clarion India that after his board examinations were over, he moved to Kota with his mother and sister and took admission at Allen Career Institute.
“I used to study almost 8-10 hours on the holidays or weekends to achieve the target as I could get only 3-4 hours for self-study on usual days”, he added.
By the time lockdown was imposed, the coaching classes were over and there were only revision and tests. “I was worried that I might lose the academic year because of the delay in NEET Examination but I was fully prepared”, he added.