Punjab man earns his Master’s degree at the age of 83

There is a famous saying that age is nothing to do with success and Sohan Singh Gill’s story is one that needs to be told to inspire all those people who had to leave their education unfinished due to unforeseen circumstances.

Life gives an opportunity every day and Sohan Singh Gill wants to effectively maximise the use of time. The 83-year-old Gill proved when he finally earned his Master’s degree on September 18, 2019. Yes, age is just a number!

Gill received his degree along with a massive round of applause at the convocation held in Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.

Gill on Wednesday received his degree along with a huge round of applause at the convocation held in Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.

The old man who lives in Datta village of Hoshiarpur, Punjab had left studies in 1957 after he did his graduation from Khalsa College in Mahipalpur.

Lateron, he took up a teaching course. 2 years ago, when he was 81 years old, Gill decided to join a long-distance education course and it was when he completed his Master’s in English.

He said, “With my will power and God’s Grace, I have finally achieved what I always desired. English has been my favourite language right from childhood. During my stay in Kenya, I got a chance to master it.”

“I knew all along that I will achieve it, so there was no doubt. I have been training IELTS students as well and all have earned good marks,” Gill completed.

Sohan Singh Gill was born on August 15, 1937. He studied in rural schools. Besides this English language, he had an interest in sports, especially Hockey.

Education is a vital factor and Sohan Singh Gill has taught us great a lesson that there are no age restrictions to learning. Also, he has taught not to give up in life. He might have failed in the first attempt but that didn’t stop him from appearing for the exam in the second attempt which he believes that he is confident of pulling off a spectacular result.

Learning is a life-long process and in other words, there is no definite age for learning. Let’s promote this man for his relentless thirst in studies even at an elderly age. Kindly share this article to inspire others.