Thangjam Sashikanta – A profile (Sports Brand Ambassador – TTUS Alumni)

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We have always heard that Sports and Books cannot go hand in hand. One should choose one or the another. The combination is impossible and should not be even attempted. Sports continues to be a career for those children whose parents cannot afford to send their children to school – both private or government. We have parents who believe that Sports cannot be a career and there is a rat race around Medicine and Engineering or any other career that has to with books and more books. Have you heard the saying “A healthy mind in a healthy body”. What is the use of having an Albert Einstein’s mind when you are suffering from low BP and anemia? What is the use of all the achievements in Academics when you fall sick at the drop of a hat. Sports if not a career should become part & partial of our lives. It teaches us discipline, makes us a team player, leadership skills and above all it is fun to play a game we like. So close your books every other day and spend at least two hours in the field playing your favourite game.

 

We are glad to announce the Sports Brand Ambassador of our Alumni – Thangjam Sashikanta. He is from 2013 batch and currently studying Class XI in Spicer Memorial College. He is from Khurai Thangjam Leikai and studied from nursery in our school. Playing Soccer has been his childhood passion and he has always wanted to fulfill his dream of making it a career. Early days, his family members did not support him. He was known to Sir Daniel as one of the naughtiest in the classroom. Today he is proud of himself as he ventures into his career all over again. Out of 8 States selection process all over India, Boca Juniors has selected him and two other from the North East Lalremdika and Cladeo Nongplugh in the final round from Pune. He represented his school – Spicer Memorial College. He is truly excited to get this achievement and he is looking forward to his coaching in Goa. If all goes well, he will be flying to Argentina to play there. He is travelling to Imphal in April first week and he will attend a small event in our school. He is also looking forward to a football match that is being planned between the Alumni and the School which will be part of the ongoing Sports event of the ongoing Golden Jubilee celebration. Tiny Tots’ was established in 1964.

 

Club Atlético Boca Juniors is an Argentine sports club based in the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Although many activities are hosted by the club, Boca Juniors is mostly known for its professional football team, which since it was promoted in 1913, has always played in the Argentine Primera División. The club was founded on 3 April 1905. BOCA JUNIORS Football School in India is operated by professionals under guidelines of club Boca Juniors from Argentina, thus transmitting all the successful experiences, from the renowned Argentine club, awarded by FIFA as the best soccer club in the world in the last decade.

One of the alumni senior member, managed to quickly speak to him when we heard the news. Here are few things he told us.

 

School: Tiny Tots’ Unique School, Dewlahland Imphal – studied 12 years – Nursery to Class X

 

Football Career: Played in Manipur in inter-school competition representing the school.

 

Personal Details: Height: 5.8,  Like kicking bullet, Sored four in recent trials, Plays forward position but played mid-field in the recent tournament as there was no one to supply the ball

Hobbies: Plays Basketball & Cricket when he is not playing soccer.

 

Favourite Food: Beef and Shougri Thongba,

 

Challenges: Early childhood days, family opposing and saying that without books, sports as a career cannot stand alone.

 

Happiest Moment: Being selected for Boca junior on 31st January 2014.

Dream: To play for Shillong Lajong and play for the India Senior team sometime in the near future.

 

The Alumni is happy to see Sashikanta bring laurels for the school and for our state. May God bless him and may he shine more in life.

 

Sincerely,

TTUS Alumni Forum

 

Reference News:

http://www.bocajuniorsindia.com/about_us.php?page=ABT

http://www.feverpitch.in/news.php?newsid=2499&news=North-East-Boys-Shine-In-Boca-Juniors-Football-Champs-Pune-Leg

 

 

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