Bringing laurels to Bathinda, Nikita Goyal secured eighth rank in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), result of which was declared on Friday. She is the only girl in top 10 ranks.
Elated over success Nikita said that she kept herself away from social media for the past two years and concentrated only on her studies. She said her brother Nikhil Goyal who secured 142 rank in Joint Entrance Examination in 2015 and is student of computer science engineering in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, is her inspiration.
“I worked hard but wasn’t sure about rank. Though teachers told me that they were expecting a single digit rank for me,” she added. Nikita wants to enroll at Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi and aims to be a neurosurgeon. She studied till X at Sanawar School, Bathinda, and passed Class XII from Sudesh Vatika School. Her father Suresh Kumar Goyal is an agriculture development officer and her mother is senior lecturer in Bathinda Polytechnic College.
“She was away from social media. I even asked her many times that she should get an android phone but she refused,” said her father. He added that his children made him proud and he believes that they will do good in the future. He added that children should avoid social media during studies as it kills time and divert their attention. He said that we never compelled their our children to do something specific. They choose their own paths.
Her mother Rani Devi said that she will take her daughter for shopping as sacrificed a lot in last two years and now deserves a treat.