Dawa Tshering Sherpa
It brings a smile on my face when I think back of those days. I had achieved something big; had a very beautiful opportunity, but back then it meant nothing to me, I was all blank. I was selected for the Chief Minister meritorious scholarship scheme when I even didn’t know the meaning of it properly. I was quite young to realize it. But now I realize and I know what it is for me. It was a life changing opportunity for me, it was a proud moment for myself and for my parents and for the school I was studying in. It was indeed a moment to be celebrated.
Through this scheme I chose St. Xavier’s school, Pakyong and my first day in hostel was that I felt like a lost person. I shall always remain grateful to the then Principal of the school, Fr. Jerard Lepcha and to Mr. Rana who taught us how to communicate in English and who made English very easy for us because back then I didn’t know how to communicate in English as I had joined there from a government school.
(Editor’s Note: This is our third article in the series. In this series we are trying to bring out write ups contributed by the meritorious recipients of Chief Minister’s Meritorious Scholarship Scheme. This is a scheme envisioned by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to sponsor meritorious students completing their primary level education from Government Schools to pursue their further studies from reputed boarding schools, both within and outside the state.)
More in the Series: Destiny that was reshaped.