Bhubaneswar: California-based Saloni Foundation has adopted five students of Zindagi Foundation for their entire medical studies. These students are from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds, children of landless farmers, daily laborers, vegetable sellers, roadside vendors and most of their families barely manage a square meal a day. But despite all the challenges and extreme poverty, these students performed excellently in NEET 2020 and secured seats in the prestigious government medical colleges in Odisha.
The Bhubaneswar-based Foundation provides all facilities like medical coaching, food, lodging and study material absolutely free of cost to underprivileged students who want to become doctors. All 19 students of Zindagi Foundation have successfully qualified for NEET 2020 and many of them got admission into prestigious medical colleges. The journey has been really difficult and full of challenges, but in the end the students have achieved their goals.
Founder of Zindagi Foundation, Ajay Bahadur Singh himself was a brilliant student and wanted to become a doctor. But due to the sudden illness of his father, he had to quit studies and start earning to meet the treatment expenses of his father. Although he could not become a doctor, but now he is making doctors by helping underprivileged but deserving students.