Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Darjeeling Boy Sangay Tamang Tops Pondicherry University - Gets Prestigious Gold Medal

It is a moment to take pride on one of our own brothers, Sangay Tamang, who has given us another reason to cheer and celebrate this Dashain.

Sangay has achieved a rare distinction by securing 1st Class 1 in MA in Sociology for which he has been confered the prestigious Gold Medal by Pondicherry University at its recently held 24th Annual Convocation.

Born to Bom Bahadur and Manmaya Tamang, Sangay, a resident of Upper Bhutia Busty in Darjeeling, recalls himself to be an average, but a sincere and dedicated, student during his schooling at St. Robert’s, Darjeeling. It was, however, after his enrollment at Siliguri College that the value of hard work and sincerity dawned on him as he began to take his studies seriously. Like most of us studying in the colleges in plains, Sangay would often feel left out among other students, which, however, in turn only served to boost his determination to achieve and do more. His consistent dedication, unsurprisingly, earned him a Silver medal at NBU, for being the second topper in B.A. (Honours) combined.

Sangay later went on to complete his M. Phil degree in Sociology from the University of Hyderabad, while also clearing the UGC-NET exams with JRF at the same time. Sangay is presently pursuing his PhD at IIT Guwahati.

Sangay’s journey have had its own share of hurdles and difficulties which he however successfully turned  into his strengths and opportunity. Despite all the barriers and hardship from finance to regional alienation to a lack of exposure, Sangay could gather himself and start afresh with renewed energy and enthusiasm. In doing so, Sangay has set an example for all of us to follow and practice. He has proved what an individual with a heart in its right place and a hard-working hand can achieve.

Sangay's message for our students reflect his own story of hard work and patience: If we are determined to achieve our goals, it is just a matter of time before we reach the summit. Instead of spending our time aimlessly, we should channel our energy and time to our studies which, according to Sangay, happens to be our primary duty as students.

Well Done, Sangay! We feel inspired by your story of hardwork, persistence, and devotion.

May you achieve many more distinctions in life, and continue to make us proud.

DC