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1st year MBBS topper Tasleen speaks to DT Says, success lies in hard work & perseverance

Port Blair ,

     As Jesse Owens puts it "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort". 19 year old Tasleen Banu, who hails from Kanyapuram, has not only made her family proud of her indomitable spirit to translate the essence of hard work into a magnanimous result, she indeed proved that a person's background does not define the ladder of success. 
   Tasleen, who scored 92% (Science stream) in class XII CBSE Board examination 2015, thought she would not be able to pursue medicine, hailing from a poor financial background. But, as the saying goes, 'God helps those who help themselves', Tasleen's hard work paid off when she got the opportunity to pursue MBBS in ANIIMS here in the Islands itself.
   The topper of 1st year MBBS examination having scored an astounding 77.3% with distinction in all three subjects- Anatomy, Physiology & Biochemistry, shared her experience with the DT Reporter in an interview recently. She said, "I am very happy because, it is not only my hard work but my parents' too". She also acknowledged the support received from the faculty of 1st year MBBS. 
   Speaking about her long cherished dream to pursue Medicines, which became a reality, Tasleen revealed that it was her father, Shri K.Khalid (employee at Agency House), mother Smti. Jameela Bibi (housewife) and her grandfather's wish that has led her towards becoming a doctor. An emotionally overwhelmed Tasleen revealed that despite financial constraint, her parents ensured her needs are met. "My parents are my idol because they have helped me a lot in pursuing my dream". 
   Expressing gratitude to the A&N Administration, a humble looking Tasleen said she is grateful to the Administration for having set up the Medical College, giving her and other students the opportunity to study medicine in Isles. She also expressed gratitude to the Director ANIIMS, Maj. Gen.R.P Choubey and Consultant, ANIMERS, Dr.A.K.Dutta for the support extended to her.  
  She remarked that a person's background does matter but what matters most is the amount of hard work & perseverance one puts into. She further added that pursuing MBBS, one needs to spend a lot of time in studies with a maximum of 8 to 9 hours. Her message to those who want to pursue medicine is that, "Career in the field of medicine is quite a challenge and one has to be honest in studies, punctual and sacrifice a lot". 
  Sharing her experience of 1st year MBBS and the road ahead, Tasleen said, "It is tough but interesting and I have a special interest in dissection class". She also wishes to pursue PG in Gynecology and serve the Islands.