Proud moment for Okhla! 23 girls from Noor Nagar government school crack NEET-2020
Girl students from economically weaker section of a Government school in Jamia Nagar came out with flying colours in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as 23 of its students of morning shift cracked the exam.
Since then Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Noor Nagar School has become talk of the locality. The school had 81 students in the science stream.
Head of the SKV, Noor Nagar, school, Mudassir Jahan told the OT that the students worked hard and we provided them the right guidance.
“Most of them are from lower middle class. Children were talented and we worked hard on them. We addressed their issues through counseling. And this is a proud moment for the area. The credit goes to the teacher and students,” said Jahan, who joined SKV last year as its head.
Since then she has worked tirelessly to make sure that students get the right direction and crack the NEET.
Overall Delhi Government school students performance in the Advanced Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) qualifying results was overwhelming. Fifty three students qualified in JEE Advance and 569 students qualified for NEET, according to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. And of them 379 of them are girls.
Addressing a virtual press conference on Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal applauded students studying in Government-run schools in Delhi on their commendable performance in NEET and JEE.
Kejriwal said: “NEET, formerly known as All India in pre- medical Test, conducted for students who wish to study in undergraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private colleges in India, recently announced its results. Around 569 students from schools run by the Delhi government qualified for the exam. Out of these 569 students, 67% which is approximately 379 are girls. I am extremely proud of the fact that girls have performed extremely well.”
Talking about JEE, the CM said “Around 443 students from government schools cleared JEE Mains and 53 have qualified for JEE Advanced and have secured a seat for themselves in IITs.”
The Joint Entrance Examination is the examination organised by NTA for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture colleges including IITs.
Kejriwal said: “I am apprising you about these students and their background because talent isn’t determined by money. If given an equal opportunity and right to quality education, children belonging to lower-middle-class families have the ability to achieve greater heights. I congratulate all these students and their parents on their outstanding achievement. This is a testament that Delhi Government schools are undergoing a revolutionary change and students from poor families studying in these schools are paving the way to success. I believe that providing equal and quality education to all is the only way by which we can eradicate poverty from this nation, an issue we have been fighting with since the past 70 years. These students are inspirations for all those who are currently pursuing their schooling. If these students with limited means can do it, so can you.”
The CM said: “I want to promise to every student that they need not worry about financial resources. All students who have cleared 12th and who lack resources for higher education, but have secured admission in colleges, Delhi Government has scholarships to offer and any student, rich or poor can get a loan amount of up to Rs 10 lakh without submitting any collateral from Delhi Government and can exercise their right to education.”
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said: “The Delhi Government school students shine in the advanced JEE and NEET qualifying results; make the city proud. Many Delhi Government school students are the first in their families to become doctors and engineers.”