The intelligent and bright 18 year old Pabulal has made everyone proud by making a cut to the Jodhpur’s All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. The AIIMS is considered to be one of the finest medical colleges in the nation.
Pabulal is the son of an agricultural labourer. He lives in a mud hut around 30 kms away from the district Barmer in a small village named Chokhla with other 6 members of his family. His village can only be approached after a trek over the hot sand dunes. He studied till 10th in his village where there is high lack of electricity, so he always used a lantern to study.
Clearing AIIMS entrance is not everyone’s cup of tea. Pabulal too could not crack it in his first attempt. “I worked really hard but I did not get a good rank. I persuaded my father to fund me for another year,” said Pabulal. It was a tough call though for his father. “I work as a labourer and supplemented my income doing some carpentry, so I did not have much money to fund my son,” said his father, Mota Ram.
But not all went in vain. Pabulal finally cleared it in his second attempt who said with a broad smile on his bright face, “People say those who come from Hindi-medium background don’t make it to institutes like AIIMS, but that’s a perception I want to change.”