By RL Kamei
IMPHAL, December 20: The India International Friendship Society has awarded Moirangthem Marjit Singh with the coveted Indira Gandhi Shiromani Award 2011 for his outstanding individual achievements and distinguished services to the nation.
Moirangthem Marjit Singh who is an assistant professor at the department of computer science and engineering at the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology received the award during a simple function at Speaker Hall, Constitution Club Rafi Marg, New Delhi on December 17.
The award includes a memento and a certificate of excellence.
Moirangthem Marjit Singh hails from Khangabok Pt III Cherapur Leikai
Speaking to IFP, Moirangthem Marjit Singh stated that the society had selected him for the award after perusing his bio-data.
He further stated that, he has had an excellent academic record since his school days topping in almost every examination he had appeared.
According to him he did both his class X and XII from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Kakching.
He further did his Master in Technology from NERIST where he is presently staying as an asst professor.
In 2010, he was also awarded a gold medal for topping in his MIT at NERIST. The medal was handed over by former India President APJ Abdul Kalam.
When asked if he has any message for the youths of the state by this IFP reporter, Marjit stated that there is nothing impossible if one is hard-working and have the patience to endure the hardship. He further urged the youths of the state to be active, hardworking and not to look behind if they want to move forward.