Monday, March 4, 2024

Poor Mason’s Son ‘Prakash Kumar’ Tops MDCAT in Sindh

Parkash Kumar, the son of a poor mason, placed first in Sindh and fourth nationally in the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT).

Kumar, a student from a government school in Badin’s coastal district, placed first out of 7,797 Sindh kids and fourth out of a record 194,133 students who took the MDCAT from August to October.

Kumar smiled as he said, “This is just the beginning of the journey.” “I want to be a medical specialist,” he stated, adding that his family has promised to financially assist him. Kumar feels he will continue to gain positions on his next voyage since he is determined to be a student at Dow Medical College.

Kumar has inspired many impoverished pupils, according to Partab Shivani, an activist and educator from Tharparkar. “He has also demonstrated that with hard effort and dedication, even the most difficult endeavour can be accomplished.”

Kumar received a gold medal and a monetary prize of Rs200,000 during an award event in Islamabad that was attended by education officials, including Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood.

“Parkash Kumar from Higher Secondary School Chamber District Tando Allahyar, Sindh scored 192 [out of 210], was granted a gold medal, and got a monetary prize of 200,000 rupees,” according to the Pakistan Medical Commission’s official social media account.

He completed his primary and intermediate school at Ghulab Laghari before enrolling at Higher Secondary School Chambar in Tando Allah Yar district, eight kilometres distant. “Getting to Chambar wasn’t simple,” Kumar remarked.

His father earns just Rs1,200 a day but works hard to ensure that all of his children receive a good education. “We went to this town to make a nice living,” Kumar explained. “We live in a leased house,” he explained, “but my father wants me to receive an education.”

He migrated with his father, Chando Mal, and the rest of his family to Ghulab Laghari, a small town in Badin district adjacent to Tharparkar district, some 15 years ago. He was born in a remote village Kharyo Ghulam Shah, some 30 kilometres from Islamkot city in the sand-swept Tharparkar district.

Related Articles

Latest Articles