Imphal: 18-year-old Samananda Yumnam, Manipur topper of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 says his dream is to become the ‘burden carrier’ of those who do not have access to proper healthcare.
Yumnam who cleared the NEET in his first attempt says, he can finally look forward to achieve his humanitarian goal as he sets foot on becoming a qualified medical practitioner.
Born to Yumnam Kameshwar and Yumnam (O) Angoubi of Moirang Kampu Sajeb Leikai, Samananda scored 661 out of 720 marks in NEET and topped the state while his all India ranking is 2068. He secured 636th rank in the overall OBC category.
He was inspired to become a doctor after witnessing his family suffer first hand due too the lack of proper healthcare facilities.
Samananda, who completed his Class X from Mangoljao English School and higher secondary education at the Millennium Institute of Science in Imphal, wants to pursue his medical studies in Delhi and wants to get to interact other students from various parts of the country.
At present, Manipur has two medical colleges, namely Jawaharlal Nehru of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) and Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), both based in Imphal. Earlier, the state cabinet decided to set up one more medical college, and the proposed site has identified at Mata village in Churachandpur district.