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Punjab guy gets masters’ degree at eighty three

By incomes a Masters’ degree at the age of eighty three, Sohan Singh Gill has proved that it’s far in no way too late for studying. He acquired a huge spherical of applause when he turned into conferred the diploma through a college in Jalandhar at its annual convocation on Wednesday.

A local of Daata village of Hoshiarpur, Gill had left his studies after finishing graduation from Khalsa College, Mahilpur, in 1957 and taking a coaching course from Khalsa College, Amritsar, the subsequent 12 months.

“My university vice essential Waryam Singh recommended that I pursue Masters and turn out to be a lecturer. I favored it too however as good fortune could have it, I migrated to Kenya (Africa) and were given a teaching activity there. I again to India in 1991 and until 2017, taught in diverse schools however the desire to get a publish graduate diploma changed into constantly there in my heart”, says the octogenarian.

Two years ago, he signed-up for the MA in English and joined a distance education centre.

“With my will electricity and God’s grace, I even have ultimately achieved what I usually favored. English has been my favorite language right from the formative years. During my stay in Kenya, I were given a threat to master it,” he provides.

“I knew all along that I will acquire it, so there has been no question. I were schooling IELETS college students as nicely and all have earned appropriate marks,” he claims.

Born on August 15, 1937, Gill studied in rural schools and completed his matriculation from Khalsa High School, Mahilpur. He became correct at football and hockey too and had the opportunity to play with hockey legend Jarnail Singh.

“I saved my interest in hockey alive even in Kenya and remained a grade umpire,” he informs.

He says a wholesome way of life and effective thinking saved him going.

“Now that I have done different matters, I want to jot down books for youngsters,” he provides.

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