Meet 19-Year-Old Maya Kashyap, 1st Tribal Girl To Pass Medical School Exam In Maoist-Hit Sukma
December 8, 2019
A tribal girl from the Maoist-affected zone of Sukma has become the first from the region to make it to a medical college – and that too without any coaching or a clue about where her admission fees would come from.
“It was my childhood dream to become a doctor,” Maya Kashyap of Dornapal told The Times of India on Friday. “I am glad that I have come this far.”
To give you an idea as to why it’s such a big deal for a tribal girl to get a medical seat, there are just 3,000 children enrolled in primary education in Dornapal – that too in hostels. Village schools, like the one in which Maya studied, hardly ever get to see a teacher.