Scholarship named after Sangram Singh

  • Kavita Awaasthi, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2016 17:28 IST

Wrestler-actor and reality TV star Sangram Singh supports several charities and social causes. He has done his bit, by encouraging the adoption of cows. He has created awareness about animal welfare for Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi’s animal care centre. He’s also adopted a school in Satara. Now, a scholarship programme has been named after the 30-year-old.

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The scholarship will be awarded to 50 deserving students every year by the Universal Group of Institutions, which is affiliated with the Punjab Technical University that offers several courses in the fields of engineering, management, commerce, computer science, etc.

“I am glad to know that I will be able to help some students. I feel honoured,” says Sangram. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also added a chapter on Sangram’s life to the seventh standard Hindi textbooks.

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“Through this scholarship, students will get several opportunities in both sports and education. I want to create as many opportunities as possible for people inclined towards sports,” says Sangram, who plans to start a wrestling league in India soon.

Even after completing an MA in History, the wrestler feels that he hasn’t studied enough. “My elder brother is a lecturer in a college in Haryana, and my eldest sister was a teacher. I feel they are more educated than I am. I, too, used to dream of becoming a teacher. Teaching is a respectful job. Teachers lay the foundation for society,” says Sangram, who will also visit the college to meet and encourage the recipients of the scholarship at least twice a year.

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