Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 9
Universal Education Expo 2019, a two-day event, was organised at Government College for Girls from June 8 to 9.
Students and parents participated on a high note and asked queries and problems to the colleges, IELTS centres and immigration consultants. They conversed with the representatives openly. The queries and problems of parents and students were solved by the representatives with great support.
Arrangements for all guests and mediapersons were made at the education expo. All institutions, who participated in the expo, gave information regarding scholarship offers, discounts and attractive prizes of various institutes.
The institutes, which participating in the education expo, were the Gulzar Group of Colleges; St Soldier Group of Colleges; the SUS Group of Institutions; the Bajaj Group of Colleges; the Ludhiana Group of Colleges; DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar; Guru Nanak Group of Colleges, Gopalpur, Dehlon; Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College; Apeejay Institute of Management and Engineering, technical campus; Kular College of Nursing; the Universal Group of Institutions; ICFAI University; CT University; Maharishi Markandeshwar University; Symbiosis University; AMITY University; GNA University; Shree Guru Granth Sahib University; Punjab Agriculture University and the Institute of Information Technology.
Cabinet Minister of Punjab OP Soni inaugurated the second day of the Universal Education Expo. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Soni visited various stalls and interacted with the representatives of participating institutions. He also visited the stalls of universities, colleges, IELTS centres and immigration consultants.
Addressing the media at the expo, Soni claimed that a lot of improvement has been brought to the education sector by the state government ever since the Congress government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, took the reins. “Our government is committed to bring improvement in the education system. We have started many projects to improve the public-sector education system. The condition of government educational institutions has been improved. The students of government schools have excelled in different exams and the results of the students of government schools itself speak about the improvement in education sector,” said Soni.
Sushil Arora, the renowned motivational speaker, also delivered a session of motivational speech. Students and other visitors attended the session. Punjabi Singer Ravinder Grewal was also the attraction of the day. He entertained the visitors with his songs and shared his student-life experiences with them.
Goof-up in hoardings
After the recent reshuffle in the portfolios of the Cabinet ministers of Punjab, OP Soni, who was earlier the School Education Minister, has now become the minister for Medical Education, Freedom Fighters and Food Processing. The hoardings put up by the organisers of the Universal Education Expo to welcome the Cabinet minister mentioned Soni as the Education Minister, even though he is now a Minister for Medical Education, Freedom Fighters and Food Processing. Vikas Vinayak, founder of the Universal Education Expo World, said we had planned this event before the reshuffle in the Cabinet. “We knew that the portfolio of OP Soni has been changed, but we did not feel the need to change the hoarding, as we had mentioned him only as the Education Minister. Even as the Medical Education Minister, he is still an Education Minister,” said Vinayak.
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