SGPC scholarship to meritorious students

SGPC scholarship to meritorious students

Students receive scholarships and mementoes from SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur in Amritsar, on Thursday. photo: Vishal kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 17

As many as 990 students who appeared in Dharmik Prikhya (religious examination) for 2019-20 session received scholarships worth Rs22 lakh and mementoes from SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur during a ceremony held at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Diwan Hall on the Golden Temple complex.

To encourage youth towards Sikh values and culture, the SGPC conducts the religious examination, in which thousands of students from different schools and colleges participate every year. This time, too, around 50,000 students appeared for the examination, of which 990 secured scholarships, while 17 performed exceptionally well and secured positions in the merit list - Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC President

Jagir Kaur said children and youth were the future of the community and it was important for them to be aware of their faith.

Teachers and principals of the schools who performed excellently in the religious examination were also honoured. Special prizes were awarded to 17 students, who secured first three places in the religious examination. In the annual religious examination conducted during the 2019-20 session through the Dharam Prachar Committee, 17 students under four categories secured the first, second and third positions in the merit list. They were awarded special prizes of Rs5,100, Rs4,100 and Rs3,100, respectively.

In the first (Class VIII & IX) category, the first position was secured by Navpreet Kaur of Guru Arjan Dev Public School, Barath Sahib, Pathankot; second by Sanmeet Kaur of Baba Diwan Singh Model School, Raipur Araiyan, Kapurthala; and third by Palakpreet Kaur of Guru Nanak Dev Academy, Batala.

In the second (Class XI & XII) category, the first position was secured by Ramanjot Kaur of Guru Nanak Dev Public School, Basia, Ludhiana; second by Jaskarandeep Singh of Guru Nanak Kindergarten School, Kala Afghana, Gurdaspur and Ashandeep Kaur of Virrakat Senior Secondary School, Talewal, Barnala; and third by Gurwinder Singh of Guru Arjan Dev Collegiate School, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran.

In the third (graduate) category, the first position was secured by Mandeep Kaur of Baba Aya Singh Riarki College, Tugalwala, Gurdaspur; second by Lovejot Kaur of the same college and Loveleen Kaur of Baba Namdev University College, Kishankot Gurdaspur; and third position by Shubhpreet Kaur of Baba Aya Riarki College, Navpreet Kaur of Baba Namdev University College Kishankot and Mandeep Kaur of Khalsa College, Garhdiwala, Hoshiarpur.

In fourth (postgraduate) category, Manpreet Kaur of GNDU, Amritsar came first; Sukhbir Kaur of Baba Aya Singh Riarki College, Tugalwala second; and Harpreet Kaur of Khalsa College, Patiala and Kiranbir Kaur of Guru Nanak College for Girls, Muktsar Sahib third.

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