Students of Eklavya Model Residential School in Gangyap, Sikkim

Gangtok: If you’re a keen observer of the Northeast region, you’d have heard of the girl students of Eklavya Model Residential School in Gangyap, Sikkim making news several years ago.

Born into finally-deprived families who could barely afford their education, a few young girls were encouraged by the school to play basketball. They practised so hard that the team went on to win the national championships in 2011, hence becoming the first basketball team from Sikkim to win a medal at the national level.

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Thanks to its principal Siddhartha Yonzon, the school is back in the limelight. A video of students singing Bohemian Rhapsody, the classic number by British rock band Queen, is now winning hearts on social media.

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