Tough times are inevitable in life. How we manage ourselves during these times not only defines our spirit but our future too. Though many of us tend to blame our circumstances, very few gather the courage to fight those circumstances for their dreams.
Akanksha Singh is one such brave soul. Irrespective of her life circumstances, this brave girl has shown the world that nothing is impossible. Akanksha made an inspiring journey from a small village school in Abhinayakpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district to the top of the NEET rankings.
The girl from rural Purvanchal has become one of only two students to score a historic perfect 100% in the medical entrance examination.
For many young girls and boys, who are living in small towns and villages, Akanksha’s journey is an inspiration to not give up on their dreams. But Akanksha wasn’t alone in this journey.
Behind Akanksha’s achievement is her parents, who believed in their daughter’s dream.
Their belief in their daughter’s dream is worth celebrating in a society where many girls are still seen as a liability. These parents made sure that they leave no stone unturned in making their daughter’s dream of becoming a doctor a reality.
While sharing how her father came to Delhi and stayed with her for two years, she mentioned:
“I studied in my own hometown till Class 10, but after that, I came to Delhi with my father. He stayed with me in a hostel so that I could study Class 11 and 12 there and achieve my dream of becoming a doctor.”
Akanksha’s father is a retired sergeant with the Indian Air Force, and her mother is a primary school teacher. While many may be applauding Akanksha for her achievement, she credits her parents as her inspiration, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sharing how she earlier wanted to be an IAS officer but later decided to be a doctor, she mentioned,
“Earlier, I wanted to be an IAS officer, but from Class 9 onwards, I wanted to be a doctor only. I liked that medicine is a job where you can interact with people. My dream was to make it to AIIMS.”
With the great purpose to add value to people’s life, Akanksha hopes to specialize in neurosurgery research one day. She adds:
“I hope that my research will benefit people not only from my village, but all over India,”
At IFORHER, we salute Akanksha’s determination, courage, and hard work. How, with her parents’ support, she fought for her life dream is quite inspiring. We wish her luck for future endeavors and hope her story will inspire thousands. Parents and kids who are struggling with their life challenges to turn dreams into reality.
*Just in: Akanksha Singh of Delhi and Soyeb Aftab of Odisha both scored a perfect 720 score in the NEET examination. However, as Soyeb is older, he is the All India number one, according to the NTA’s tie-breaking policy.