33-Year-Old Tribal Man: Krushna Chandra Ataka, a 33-year-old man from a tribal background, defied age and financial limitations to pass the NEET examination. His narrative is a remarkable example of determination and resiliency. Notably, he also gained admission to the Shaheed Rando Manjhi Medical College in Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, in addition to reaching this milestone.
33-Year-Old Tribal Man, Former Laborer, Achieves NEET Success
Krushna Chandra, who formerly worked as an agricultural labourer, is about to embark on a new voyage as he prepares to start classes at the medical college next week. According to The Hindu, his story demonstrates his indomitable spirit and determination to surmount obstacles.QD
Krushna Chandra was a member of the Kondh tribe and a resident of the village of Thuapadi in the Rayagada district of Odisha. His path to success was marked by unwavering perseverance. Despite 13 years as a day labourer in the fields and two years as a migrant worker in a brick kiln, he put his sights on the NEET exam.
Krushna Chandra’s decision to pursue higher education was motivated by a desire to improve himself and his family’s circumstances. Despite the responsibilities of being a two-parent household and the financial constraints that came with it, he re-entered the educational system.
Krushna Chandra initially enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry programme, and his determination lead him to make significant sacrifices. As the eldest, he was responsible for providing for the family’s financial well-being. His siblings were gainfully employed. Despite the obstacles, he persevered in his pursuit of education.
Krushna Chandra travelled to Perumbur, Kerala, in 2012 in search of employment at a brick kiln with a meagre daily remuneration of Rs 100 from agricultural labour. After experiencing initial financial difficulties, he began working at a match factory in Kottayam.
Krushna Chandra Ataka earned an All-India Rank of 718996 on the NEET 2023 exam as a result of his perseverance. His commitment and pursuit of his ambitions inspired those in his vicinity, including government officials. Chief Minister V.K. Pandian lauded Krushna Chandra on social media, expressing his pleasure and confirming that the government would fund his education.
The community and government joined forces to support Krushna Chandra on his voyage. He overcame financial obstacles to gain admission, repaying his loans with renewed optimism. His story exemplifies triumph over adversity and commitment to achieving a goal.