For the first time in the history of the Muslim community in the
state, a Muslim girl Salma Begum has bagged the first position in
the PMT examination 2009 securing 364 marks out of 400.
Begum is the eldest daughter of Md Abdur Rehman and Bibi Hajira of
Lilong Uku Maning. She is one among five siblings and this was her
second attempt at the PMT examination.
exclusively to the IFP, the topper said she passed the Class X
examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur
from Crescent English High School, Lilong where she studied from
Nursery, scoring 71.6 percent. She joined the Brajalal Institute of
Science thereafter and secured 77.8 percent in the Class XII
examination conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education,
mentioned that she had been fully confident she would do well in the
recently held PMT examination, results of which was declared
yesterday. She gave her credit to the teachers of MECI who helped
her achieve success.
her father, a pharmacist, and mother, a housewife, had faced many
difficult circumstances in fulfilling her ambition to join the
Begum also gave a message to her fellow students of the Muslim
community to follow the path of struggle in order to achieve the
aspirations of serving the poor and needy in the state.
Both the parents
of Salma Begum expressed gratitude to the Almighty for their
daughter’s success and prayed that she is able to serve the people
of the state.