Dewas: A ragpicker’s son, Asharam Choudhary, has got admission for MBBS at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences in Jodhpur.
His father Ranjit Choudhary, worked as a ragpicker collecting thrown away liquor bottles and plastic bags. With such financial hardship, Asaram found the support of a local businessman and a doctor who came forward to support to his support in his desire to study further.
Asharam was meritorious since childhood. He was selected for the young scientist award and was chosen by the Silver Zone Foundation Olympiad when he was in class X. For his higher education, he found the support of Dakshina foundation, a coaching centre that supports bright yet impoverished students for preparing for IIT and medical entrances.
It is reported that the boy secured the 121st rank among OBC candidates and an all India rank of 707. He finally secured his admission to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Campus in Jodhpur, and will begin college from Monday next week
Reflecting on the same, he said, “I want to thank my parents and Navodaya Vidyalaya, and also Dakshina foundation for providing me financial help. A doctor in my village inspired me to choose this profession, when I was in fifth standard.”
Father of Asharam said, “My son completed 12th standard and then got admission in AIIMS, Jodhpur.We do not have sufficient money, and are expecting help from others. We have been helped by a few people in the past, including the Additional District Magistrate.”
Asharam’s neighbor hailed his dedication and said, “Despite no light, he used to study, Asharam did a lot of hard work, and we are very proud of him. We are proud that he belongs to our village and despite his father’s poor financial condition, he worked very hard.”
Asharam is an inspiration to many and he has proved that if there is a will, there will always be a way.