UP CM Yogi Adityanath felicitates NEET topper Akanksha Singh, says govt will bear her education expenses

CM Yogi Adityanath said that Akanksha Singh has desired to get into AIIMS in Delhi and announced that the Uttar Pradesh government will bear all the expenses of her admission, food and lodging.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath felicitates NEET topper Akanksha Singh, says govt will bear her education expenses
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday (October 28, 2020) felicitated Akanksha Singh who secured 2nd rank across India in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam 2020. UP Yogi Adityanath also announced to bear all the expenses of Akanksha's higher studies. 

CM Yogi congratulated Akanksha who was born in UP's Kushinagar and said that girls aren't less than boys and Akanksha has proved that. 

"Akanksha Singh is the pride of Uttar Pradesh," expressed CM Yogi.

Yogi said that she has desired to get into the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi and said that the state government will bear all the expenses of her admission, food and lodging.

CM Yogi directed the Chief Secretary of the state to ask the expenses from the family and provide the sum of the amount at one go so that the family doesn't have to go through any difficulties in the future.

He also asked Akanksha to continue to work hard.

Akanksha who is a daughter of a retired Indian Air Force sergeant had first thought of taking up the civil services exam. She had said, "I used to think of becoming an IAS officer till the eighth standard. Then AIIMS hospital at Delhi became an inspiration for me following which I started preparing for NEET."

Notably, in NEET exam 2020, two candidates attained full marks according to the National Testing Agency officials. Along with Akanksha, Odisha's Soyeb Aftab have scored 720 out of 720 marks but Aftab was ranked first as per the NTA's tie-breaking policy.

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