The 37th Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning stood out for one very special reason. There were three Youths from Darjeeling region who received Gold Medal for excelling in their studies. All three youths come from varied background, yet their hard work, single-minded devotion, and dedication to excel have made our community and our region proud.
Here are their stories.
Angu Sewa – Gold Medal in MTech in Optoelectronics and Communication
“I wonder Why our youth today do not struggle for good education these days? Hardly a few who strive for it. We have made history in the past. Now its time to rewrite the history. We the youths from remote places and tea gardens of our Hills are very much capable as the youths in any cities in India and other countries of the world.
My achievement of Gold Medal is small, compared to what we youths can actually achieve. We have immense potential to do great things for our society.
I am from Singla tea garden in outskirts of Darjeeling. I studied in St. Mary’s High school in Singla till 10th standard. This school and my Teachers there have played an important role in this achievement of mine. They built the strongest foundation of education for me to go ahead in life.
My mother Smt. Barati Darjee (Sewa) single handedly has gone through all the hardships in life. Every mother has a dream of seeing her child in highest positions. My only objective in life is to make my mother and people of my place Proud in every aspect.
I did my higher studies from St. Michael’s Higher Secondary school , Singamari, Darjeeling. Teachers here have played a crucial role in imparting knowledge of value in my life. In the beginning, I didn’t even know that I had applied for Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning. I was in dilemma whether to continue my education because my mother could not afford it. But, Lord has his own way of doing things. After all, He is the creator. He knows when to give, what to give and how to give. We just have to trust ourselves.
I got admission in Swami’s hallowed institute and now have completed my B.Sc in Physics (Hon), M.Sc. in Photonics and M Tech. in Optoelectronics and Communication.
In these 7 years, I have had many experiences from which I have learned lessons for life.
The final gift of Gold Medal was the best blessings he has bestowed upon me. I am ever grateful to Swami for this.
My Uncle Santim Sewa has been a great support throughout my struggle. I am grateful to my people of Singla and all my well wishers for the love and support. I Thank you.
Currently I am Software engineer in Analog Devices lndia Pvt ltd. Bangalore”
Rohit Kumar Rajak, the son of Mrs. Sarita and Mr. Arun Kumar Rajak did his preliminary schooling from Camellia School in Darjeeling. He later joined West Point and completed his ISC in 2015.
He then joined Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthy, Andhra Pradesh where he excelled in Economics. He is currently pursuing his MA (Economics) with Specialisation in Finance at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam
He is the proud recipient of Vishwanath Pandit Gold Medal for BA (Economics) Hons.
Prayag Lepcha, the son of Mrs. Ramita and Pramod Lepcha of Queen’s Hill Darjeeling, completed his schooling from St. Joseph’s School, North Point. He then joined Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Muddenahalli Campus to pursue his Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
At Muddenahalli Campus, Prayag excelled both in academics and sports, making him one of the very people to have been awarded for excellence in both.
Prayag is the proud recipient of All Rounder Gold medal which is given to the candidates excelling both in sports and Academics
On behalf of TheDC team, and our readers we CONGRATULATE our scholars who have made our community so proud. Their excelling in various fields, in one of the best Universities in India showcases how our Gorkha Youths can compete with the best and brightest of India, and the world and still hold their own.
We hope their success will inspire thousands of our youths to pursue excellence in their respective vocations.
[Special report filed by: Wangstuk Lama]