Gujjar girl Irmim Shamim from Jammu and Kashmir became the first woman from her community in Rajouri district to obtain admission into prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). She cleared the MBBS AIIMS entrance exam in June.
However, the journey to achieve this feat was not at all easy. Shamim, a native of Dhanore village struggled through various adversaries to clear what is touted to be one of the most difficult examinations in the country.
Due to the absence of a proper school in close vicinity, Shamim had to cover a distance of 10 km on foot to reach her school. Belonging to a backward community and coming from a family with limited means, the journey wasn’t easy for Shamim.
“Everyone has some problems in their life. You have to fight the challenges and success will definitely come to you,” she told ANI.
With this unprecedented feat, she has made her whole family proud. Her uncle Liaqat Choudhary while speaking to media said, “The girls of Jammu and Kashmir have shown their talent in every field of life on national and international levels.”
Aijaz Asad, the District Development Commissioner not only appreciated her on the achievement but also promised her every possible assistance for her to continue her studies.