Zaukhumgam Sikngpho, a Don Bosco Alumnus, joins the Indian Army
Don Bosco alumnus Zaukhumgam Sikngpho from Dirakpathar, Arunachal Pradesh, has cracked the 11 SSB Allahabad, in his very first attempt, and ranked 16th in the All-India Ranking. He is among the 45 batch, selected out of 4,200 applicants, and will start his 11-month training course at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai from April, for commissioning into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant. Son of Samchingam Singpho and Roija Singpho, Zaukhumgam was an energetic NCC cadet, who attended the Republic Day Camp in New Delhi and represented India in 2014 in the Youth Exchange Programme in Russia. He will also become the first Singpho to be commissioned as an officer into the Indian Army. He was also adjudged the best cadet, and held the rank of Senior Under Officer. The Singpho Development Society, Miao Sub Division Youth Organisation and the Miao Mothers Association, in a joint release extended congratulations, saying: “Zaukhumgam Singpho has not only made a niche for himself but made his family and the Singpho society immensely proud.” “On the eve of the 33rd Annual Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi, the success of Zaukhumgam has come as a blessing and a precious gift,” the release said. Don Bosco Society North East also wished him well in his upward climb to serve the nation.