Kimkime R Sangma, a student of Class X of Seven Set Higher Secondary School in Shillong was awarded the “Best Guide” by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
The 17-year-old Garo pupil was presented with the recognition under the aegis of the Bharat Scouts and Guides during a glittering ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
She emerged the winner beating four other candidates from her state to take home the biggest award for bright, brave and young students in the country. The resident of Kusumkolgre locality of Williamnagar in East Garo Hills (EGH) has been studying in Shillong since she was in class IV, according to The Northeast Today report.
“As for any parents, what more joy than to see your daughter receive an award for her achievement from the President of the country itself,” said Kroshnil Sangma, Kimkime’s father upon her achievement.
Scouting was launched in India in 1909, and today it has a membership of 5,410,492 students enrolled in the programme across the country.