Sontush A. Sangma, a forest guard of Balpakram National Park Division was conferred with the prestigious the Balipara Foundation 2015 for his service to Meghalaya’s wildlife. Sangma joined Meghalaya forest department in 1985 as a muster roll employee and today serves as a Forest Guard of Gateman rank in the Balpakram NP Division, Garo Hills.
He has worked on numerous beats and has faced-off with illegal loggers, militants and poachers, always maintaining a calm and steady demeanor, leading his team from the front and ensuring their safety. His 30 years of dedicated service to the Garo Hills of Meghalaya define Sontush A. Sangma’s inspiring career and life.
Sangma was honored in a special event held in Guwahati on November 6, 2015.