15 June, 2021

Life Begins At Zindagi

Know why Ajay Bahadur Singh is ‘god’? His Zindagi Foundation, modeled on ‘Super 30’ in Patna, prepares poor, meritorious students in Odisha for the NEET and it has a 100 per cent success rate.

Ajay Singh of Zindagi Foundation with his students who cleared the NEET
Life Begins At Zindagi

Bhatta Hembram would have been sweating it out at a construction site like his parents and elder brother had it not been for the Zindagi Foundation—an organisation that prepares poor, meritorious students in Odisha for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The tribal teenager from Mayurbhanj district cleared this year’s test conducted for enrollment in medical colleges. He can’t thank Ajay Bahadur Singh enough, the founder of Zindagi on the lines of ‘Super 30’ of Anand Kumar in Patna. “I had to quit studies after Class XII due to poverty. Then I heard about Zindagi Foundation. I was selected after a screening test and was provided free food and lodging, study materials and, above all, personal attention at Zindagi that helped me pass the tough all-India test. Ajay Sir is god for me,” Bhatta says.

Bhatta is among 19 poor students that Zindagi coached—all cleared the NEET this year, a repeat of last year’s performance when all 14 made the grades. For all of these students, Ajay Sir is...

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