Arvind, a 26 year old clears the all India medical enterence test in his ninth attempt.
Setting an example for 'Success comes to those who never give up', a 26 year old Arvind Kumar clears his medical entrance test, unlike others, while appearing for ninth time.
A resident of Uttar Pradesh's ushinagar district, Arvind Kumar says that it was his dream of becoming a doctor and had decided the same because of the constant humiliation his father.
The family faced humiliation in their village because of his father's scrap dealing work and an unusual name Bhikhari which means 'beggar' in English.
However, the success did not come easy. He first appeared in 2011 for the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), now replaced by the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
It was only this year following past eight years of trying that success is finally achieved with years of hardworks, failures and comebacks.
Arvind's all India ranking has set a rank of 11,603. However, he bagged the rank of 4,392 in other backward classes (OBC) category.
Arvind says that he never felt disheartened at any moment though of so many failures that had ruined his precious time.
"I tend to convert negativity into positivity and extract energy and motivation from it," says Arvind. He gives the credit of his success to his family, self-belief and his consistent hard work.
He said that he grew up seeing his father getting humiliated just because of his name and leaving them all behind, his father had to move to Jamshedpur's Tatanagar for work around 2 decades ago.
After some years, for better education of his three children, Bhikhari shifted his family from their village to Kushinagar town, where Arvind completed Class 10 with a mere 48.6 per cent marks.He showed slight improvement in Class 12, scoring 60 per cent marks.
He said that his father, Bhikari, studied till fifth standard and his mother, Lalitha devi never went to school. It was here that Arvind made up his mind to become a doctor to fulfil his father's wish. He moved to a Kota institute in 2018 for coaching fearing that he may miss achieving his goal due to the age bar for the exam. His father said over the phone from Jamshedpur's Tatanagar that he had to work 12 to 15 hours a day to meet expenses of his son's stay in Kota. He still says villagers are threatening to trap his family in a criminal case to spoil his chances of getting a government job. But Arvind says he is now hopeful of securing admission to a medical college in Gorakhpur and wants to become an orthopaedic surgeon. "Even a minor bone injury hurts a lot. Increasing road accidents trouble me a lot so I just wish to serve people as an orthopaedic surgeon," he says.