My name is Sonam Bhutia and I am a recipient of the prestigious Chief Minister Merit Scholarship (CMMSS).This scholarship provides an opportunity to the needy students who has remarkable performance in academics. I am not the same Sonam who used to be shy and introvert. This scholarship has helped me develop a solid personality by allowing me to study in one of the best boys boarding school of India, The Scindia School in Madhya Pradesh.
A boy who was scared to climb the stage to a boy who lead the school as a school prefect is what defines my journey. It was an golden opportunity for a boy who starved to gain knowledge but was bound by financial inability. I got to study in a historic school which was once the school of Prince and Princess. This Scholarship changed my whole life and I made full utilisation of this scheme. The Scindia School provided such a vast opportunities that I ended up becoming an allrounder student.
I got to represent my school in various activities from which I gathered experience and new ideas. I got to learn beyond my bookish Knowledge. Socialising with people built my personality and straighten my backbone.
I learned many new Sports like Hockey, Basketball and Table tennis. My academic performance was also average in the whole batch; I scored 93% in my class 10 boards and 95.6% in class 12. This Scheme widens the view of the needy students and helps a child grasp quality education.
Further I am planning to pursue Medical Biotechnology/Bsc Botany and would always remain thankfull to everyone who has Supported in my Journey.
(Editor’s Note: 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 Government of Sikkim 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.)
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