The various Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayasin the state have helped poor students fulfil their dreams of graduating from premier institutions.
This fact emerged after 24 students of Bhabha Super-35 (which functions on the lines of Bihar’s Super 30) cracked the prestigious Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) out of a batch of 35, most of whom had studied at a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
The Novadaya Vidyalayas are government schools providing free education to the students who come from poor-socio economic backgrounds.
Those with a zeal to scale new heights are selected by these schools after a round of entrance test.
After this, according to a set schedule, the students are taught the basics of maths, science and chemistry. This platform helps students crack the JEE. Some students of Bhabha Super-35 shared their strategy for cracking the prestigious entrance exam with TOI.
These students were – Sunil Kumar, Rohit Kumar, Shashank Kumar Maurya and Jetendra Kumar Prabhakar. Besides cracking JEE, these students also had another thing common in them.
They are the alumni of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
These students attributed their success to the teachers of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Mahesh Singh Chauhan who selected them in the Super-35 batch from across the state and taught them.
Sunil, who hails from a small village in Balia district, said he has seen days of extreme struggle as the only earning member of his family – Kailash Ram, his father, is a daily wage labourer earning Rs 240 a day.
At a time when it was difficult for Kailash to manage two square meals a day, teaching his son was a pointless issue. But Sunil’s inclination towards study and on knowing that Jawahar Novadaya Vidyalaya does not charge any fee, Kailash agreed to send his son. Today, Sunil has got the all-India rank 870 in the JEE.
Kailash now understands what his son has achieved. He thinks that his days of misfortune will end now.
“All thanks to Navodaya teachers and Mahesh sir of Bhabha Super-35. I could reach here only because of them,” said Sunil.
Similar has been the story of Rohit Kumar and Shashank, natives of Jalaun and Varanasi districts respectively.
Shashank has secured 1,139th in the very first attempt at JEE. He had also secured 89% in Class XII exams this year.
Shashank’s father is a salesman and has a meagre income but he taught his son to the best of his capabilities.
Now, Shashank, having done his parents and city Varanasi proud, wishes to opt for aerospace engineering from IIT-Kanpur.
Jetendra Kumar Prabhkar, a native of a nondescript village of Jalaun, has also been a student of Navodaya Vidyalaya (in Jalaun) and is a lad of a farmer who died when Jetendra was a child.
Jetendra was raised up by his mother and elder brother. He credits his success to the teachers of Navodaya Vidyalaya and Mahesh Singh Chauhan who selected him in the batch of Super 35 and helped him secure 606th rank in the JEE.
Jetendra said that he wants to pursue graduation in mechanical engineering from IIT-Kanpur.
Courtesy : A good school can make all the difference!