First tribal girl to pass NEET: Remember M Sangavi? She was the first tribal girl from Tamil Nadu M Nanjappanur hamlet in Coimbatore district to complete Class XII. She has now added another feather to her cap. She has secured 202 marks in her NEET exam. She is now looking forward to get an MBBS seat in a government medical college. She belonged to the Malasar community.
Here’s what you need to know about her and her journey
- She had lost her father last year. This loss motivated her to study hard and sit for NEET.
- Her mother is partially blind and she lives with her
- Some people helped her pay for NEET coaching while helped her to get good marks.
- This was her second NEET attempt. She had scored less than 100 in NEET last year, as per reports.
- She aspires to be a doctor as she wants to cure people in her village when they suffer from diseases. she is quite happy as she hasn’t let the villagers down and scored good marks in NEET.
Another inspiring story is of sixteen-year-old C Sreedevi from a tribal settlement in Annamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) who became the first in her community to secure 95 percent in Class 10 board exams last year. She belonged to Poochukottamparai tribal settlement in Tiruppur District. It is located on Tamil Nadu-Kerala border where there is a shortage of proper power supply. Mobile network coverage is also an issue. She was aware of the fact that what she has achieved is significant as most students from the community drop out after middle school or are married off. Read more about this inspiring girl’s story.
It is heartening to see girls from less privileged sections of the society working hard, materialising their dreams and carving out a bright future for their communities.
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