*Participation by nearly 3000 school students & teachers made the event gigantic
*Rural and Urban students from 5th to 12th standard showcased their talents alike for 15 contests before Judges of eminence
Jalandhar: ‘Regional Co-Curricular Academic Competitions-2013 of Punjab School Education Board’ concluded at the campus of host Lovely Professional University. About 2500 School Students from more than 100 schools of six districts (Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Moga, Barnala, Hoshiarpur & Jalandhar) showcased their talents. Such a mammoth conduction was entrusted third time in conjunction to LPU by Education Board of the Government of Punjab. Hosted for three days, 15 competitions for 5th to 12th standard classes were organized at six vast venues of the University Campus. Many Judges of prominence, who are also versatile artists with All India Radio, Door-Darshan and reputed institutions, adjudged talents of the participants.
Feeling happy on the smooth conduction of the competitions, Chairperson PSEB Dr Tajinder Kaur Dhaliwal has expressed: “LPU’s organising skill is urging us to even plan next state level competitions at its campus. Whereas in other three regions of Amritsar, Bathinda & SAS Nagar we had to organise different competitions at different locations, Jalandhar competitions had a single campus. Students, their teachers and parents were seen at very ease here.” Vice Chairman of PSEB, Dr. Satish Tandon praised the infrastructure at LPU and facilities provided to the sizeable gathering of the students.
Admiring useful plan of school competitions, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “The Punjab School Education Board deserves appreciation as the board is regularly trying to tinker the young minds. Being happy to be a great part of such a massive educative effort, we are satisfied on seeing the conclusion of competitions under a great note.” Mr Mittal added: “On needs, we will be ready to organise even state level competitions. In fact, we are always ready to share such responsibilities entrusted upon us from government and allied bodies.”
Illustrative, held annually at Block, District, Regional and State Level in chronological order, these competitions have due academic weight-age for the participants. These competitions help the participants in having reservation of seats for all academic and professional courses at university as well as school levels, as per their talent potentialities. Fifteen competitions held were: Shabad Gayan, Geet Gayan, Chitrakala, Sunder Likhai, Solo Dance, Giddha, Bhashan, Kavita Uchchaarn, Aam Gyan, Bhangra, Maulik Likhit, Kavishri, Vaar Gayan, Ikaangi and Gatka.
Adjudged by many Judges of prominence under the care of organising secretary S. Harjinder Pal Singh, the competitions were highly appreciated by the spectators. In some of the much applauded competitions for senior secondary school students, those remained first in Bhangra & Gatka are from Ramgarhia Sr Sec School Miller Ganj Ludhiana; for Giddha from Teja Singh Swatantra Sr Sec School Ludhiana; students from Doaba Khalsa Sr Sec school Jalandhar remained first in Folk Song; from Sant Avtar Singh Yadgaari Sr sec School Jalandhar in War Gyan; from Shaheed-e Aazm Sukhdev Singh Thapar Sr Sec School Bharat Nagar Ludhiana in Kavishri, from GTB Khalsa Sr Sec School Hoshiarpur in Shabad Gyan; and in calligraphy were from Government Sr Sec School (Sohian) Ludhiana.