Villagers and relatives thronged the house of Parveez Ahmad Lone, father of Haziq, who is a fruit merchant. They showered toffees on Haziq and put garlands of currency notes and plastic flowers in his neck as a sign of honour.
His success has sent a wave of optimism and thrill across the Valley. Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has congratulated Haziq on his success.
Congratulations to Haziq Parveez Lone from Shopian for securing the All India 10th Rank in NEET UG- 2022 Result. Proud of your achievements. My best wishes to all the candidates from Jammu & Kashmir, who have qualified in the NEET exam.
— Manoj Sinha (@manojsinha_) September 8, 2022
He told Awaz-the voice that though he was sure of cracking the examination, he didn’t believe that he had become the UT topper and secured 10th rank on the national level.
Haziq has studied in local schools around his village. For the past two years, he was enrolled for an integrated coaching-cum-12th class course with Akash Coaching Group.
Farooq Ahmad Fazili, chairperson of the Dolphin high school where Haziq studied said it’s a great achievement. He said Haziq has lived up to the motto of his school that children should not only be good in academics but also have life skills. “Haziq has shown he imbibes both,” he said.
Haziq hails from the Apple belt of Shopian, South Kashmir that along with Sopore (North Kashmir) produces the bulk of Kashmir apples that are sold across India and abroad.
This area had been in the news for militancy-related incidents over the last few years and, therefore, Haziq Parvez's success has sent a wave of thrill across.
Haziq said, “he faced many difficulties during the preparations for the examination.” These relate to the pandemic and frequent internet disruptions in Shopian during the last two years.
“With the support of my family, I kept pace with the studies even as I missed many classes,” he said.
Haziq's father Pervez Ahmad Lone said he is proud of his son and happy at his success. Haziq's mother said that Haziq has always been a hardworking child. She said parents must keep an eye on their children and monitor their activities and the company they keep.
To her peers and others who are aspiring for higher ranks, Haziq said, he has scored a higher rank because of his hard work. “My success should inspire all those who are aspiring to get admission into the medical colleges and other fields in the future.”
Haziq aspires to specialize in Neurology. Right now he is getting ready to complete the admission process
The Akash coaching institute where he was enrolled released a video in which Haziq speaks about keeping your cool even in the face of a failure and constantly improving. He counsels others never to feel disheartened by failures and keep moving in the direction of their goal. .