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20th Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2023 to Engineer turned educational reformist Sonam Wangchuk

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Kokrajhar: Engineer turned educational reformist Sonam Wangchuk has been named for the 20th Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2023.

The Upendra Nath Brahma Trust announce the conferment of 20th Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2023 to Sonam Wangchuk.

Dr. Subung Basumatary, Chairman of Upendra Nath Brahma Trust in a press statement said, “we are immensely pleased to confer the 20th edition of Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2023 to great person like Shri Sonam Wanchuk, who is awarded with several prestigious awards including Ramon Magsaysay.

The award will be presented on 23rd December 2023 at the Cultural Complex in Kokrajhar. The award consists of Memento, cash award of Rs. 2 lakh, a citation, indigenous waist coat and an

Aronai.

Sonam Wangchuk, whose remarkable life story inspired the blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’, was born on 1st September, 1966 near Alchi in the Leh district of Ladakh,

India. He completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (then REC Srinagar) in 1987. The Ladakh-based engineer is known for setting up his innovative school, the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), whose campus runs on solar energy and uses no fossil fuels for cooking, lighting, or heating.

He receives many prestigious awards and recognitions for his noble deeds. Some of the noted awards are- Governor’s Medal for Educational reform in Jammu & Kashmir in 1996, Green Teacher Award by Sanctuary Asia in 2004, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2017 and others.

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