A 17-year-old Dubai student has defeated the double challenge of cancer and the Covid-19 pandemic to crush his direction to an astounding 97.2 percent in the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Grade 12 exams, the results of which were announced on Friday, July 30.
Bibin Baldev Raj, who is fighting stage 4 of Ewing’s sarcoma — an uncommon kind of cancer that happens in bones — ready for the exams directly from his hospital bed.
The pandemic has been a surprisingly positive turn of events for this GEMS Our Own Indian School student as learning moved to online classrooms.
“With distant learning, I could go to classes from the hospital bed, as my treatment was going on. Investing such a lot of screen energy every day was an issue, as it was another idea. Be that as it may, I continued and ready. I did well in pre-boards and at later stages,” he said.
Raj, a blended stream student, scored 98 marks each in English and broad communications contemplates, 97 marks each in home science and advertising, and 96 marks in economics. He came third in his stream in his school.
“Everybody in my school — including educators, companions, relatives — and my parents Baldev Raj and Meena Kumari, and sister Jasmine have assisted me with accomplishing my objectives,” he said.
At first, he was going through treatment at Al Zahra Hospital. He is presently being treated at American Oncology Institute, Jalandhar, in the northern Indian province of Punjab.
“Specialists have recommended six patterns of chemotherapy. I’ve wrapped up accepting my subsequent cycle, and the following will begin on Tuesday. It might require as long as 90 days for the treatment to be finished,” he added.
Dr Humaid Al Shamsi, president, Emirates Oncology Society, who treated Raj, is in wonderment of his assurance to beat cancer.
“In spite of the fact that Raj is in the high level stages of cancer, it didn’t imprint his certainty. Regardless of chemotherapy and intricacies, he was continually concentrating from the hospital. At whatever point I passed by his room, he was charmed with his course books. He got back to India some time back. He has scored such phenomenal imprints. I’m so glad for him and extremely pleased with his accomplishment. There is no restriction to his goals. I’m certain he will before long beat cancer,” said the director of oncology at VPS Healthcare.
During the most recent four years of battling cancer, Raj possesses likewise discovered energy for a few compassionate exercises. He is the beneficiary of the renowned Diana Award 2019 for administration through his non-profit association, ‘The Smile Guild’. He has additionally helped to establish a non-profit called ‘Umeed’.
Last year, Raj was the leader of the school chamber, the secretary-general of the fifteenth UN Simulation Conference facilitated by his school and participated in a few global Model UN gatherings as an individual from the executive board.
“Such exercises have kept me cheery and above water. I’m planning for my school confirmation applications. I intend to examine worldwide law. I wish to turn into a legal advisor,” Raj added.