[Meeting her, when Dr Hashmi learnt that Nikita's dream to become a doctor now appeared shattered after the death of her father, he immediately pledged support to fulfill her dream. (Photo: Patrika]
Amroha (Uttar Pradesh): In a touching gesture in this volatile and communally polarised tense situation in Uttar Pradesh, Dr Sirajuddin Hashmi, Chairman of Hashmi Educational Group, Amroha on Monday pledged support and bear all the needed expenses to fulfill a Hindu orphan girl's dream to become a doctor.
Nikta Goel appeared for the Uttar Pradesh Class 12 exams in March 2017 and she hoped to start her journey to become a doctor after results are out later this month. Her dream however shattered two days ago after her father Kishan Ballabh Goel died after a brief illness, according to Jagran Hindi.
Nikita came to limelight after she, being the only child of her parents, performed the last rites of her father. Touched by the courage of the young girl, Dr Sirajuddin Hasmi went to her house to offer his condolences.
Meeting her, when Dr Hashmi learnt that Nikita's dream to become a doctor now appeared shattered after the death of her father, he immediately pledged support to fulfill her dream.
"Till now I had two daughters. Now I have three", Dr Hashmi said even as Nikita and her mother were reduced to tears, according to Patrika.
To further provide relief to the grieving family, Dr Sirajuddin Hashmi also appointed Nikita's mother as a teacher at Hashmi Girls Inter College.
Amroha is a city in north-western Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, located north-west of Moradabad, near the Sot River.
Uttar Pradesh is in news nowadays due to unabated violence against Muslims, Dalits and other marginalised section. Under such situation, Dr Sirajuddin Hashmi's gesture is seen in the state as a timely example of communal harmony.