* “Students should learn great values & traditions from these competitions”: Dr Suresh Tandon, Vice Chairman PSEB
Jalandhar: Punjab School Education Board’s (PSEB’s) state level co-curricular competitions for 17 events concluded today at the campus of host Lovely Professional University. Actors Karnvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu encouraged school students through their special enchanting performances. The Chief Guest of the day was PSEB Vice-Chairman Dr Suresh Tandon. Encouraging the students Dr Tandon said: “Students should note that healthy competitions teach us to be always up to the mark so that we may excel others. However, irrespective of our victory or defeat, we should devote to such activities to uphold our values, traditions, customs, and culture.”
Appreciating the blueprint and motive of the competitions as devised by the board, LPU Director General Er HR Singla said: “PSEB deserves great applaud for its strenuous efforts to bring time-needed mind-set ups in school students. I am sure that students must have learnt a lot during these three days and this big platform will be helpful to tender-aged boys and girls throughout their life.”
Mrs Manjit Kaur mother of a participant Jyoti from Govt Girls Sr Sec School Amritsar holds: “It is indeed a great thing that our sons and daughters of even primary and middle class level performed on a University stage. As young minds imbibe soon, our wards will certainly grow in a better way by seeing success and progress at LPU Campus.” Similarly participating students & teachers from Singh Sabha Kanya Pathshala Abohar, Anju, Sheenu, Rekha and Damanpreet are of the view: “We are fortunate to project ourselves before an audience of the largest university of India.”
Illustrative, about 3000 school students from more than 200 schools gathered at LPU to exhibit their talents. It was first time that LPU had been entrusted by PSEB to host state level mammoth conduction of competitions. Held annually at block, district, regional and state levels, these activities have due ‘academic weight-age’ for the participants.
The results of the final day for Class IX to XII are: In Calligraphy competition Lovepreet stood first (Govt. Girls Sr. Sec School, Gobindgarh), Anmolpreet Kaur stood second position (Baba Farid Public Sr Sec School, Bathinda) and Manpreet Kaur stood third position (Govt. Sr Sec School, Jagraon, Ludhiana). In Shabd Gayan competition Harbag Singh & party stood first position, Mani Kaur and Bharatdeep party stood second and Amritpal Singh & Kulvir
Kaur & party stood third position. In Gidha competition Puneet Sharma & party stood first position (Govt. Sr Sec School, Nabha, Patiala) Navreet Kaur & party stood second position (Pioneer public Sr Sec School, Sangrur) and Daljeet Kaur & party stood third position (Govt. Sr Sec School, Punjabi Univ campus, Patiala). In Declamation competition Gurinder Kaur stood first position (Shahed Baba Khushal Singh Sr Sec memorial, Lambra, Jalandhar), Navneet Kaur stood second position (Ramgarhia Sr Sec School, Ludhiana) and Navroop Kaur Sidhu stood third position (Baba Farid Public Sr Sec School, Bathinda). In War Gayan competition Jaspreet Singh stood first position, Gurwinder Singh stood second Upinder Kaur stood third. In G.K. Test competition Kamaldeep Singh stood first position (GTB Khalsa Sr Sec memorial, Malout), Palwinder Kaur stood second position (Baba Farid Public Sr Sec School, Bhema) and Komal Rani stood third (Sunflower model High School, Patiala). In Malwai Gidha competition Amandeep Singh & party stood first position Prem Prakash & party stood second position Gurpyar Singh & party stood third. In Kavishari competition Kamaldeep Kaur stood first position, Jobanbir Kaur stood second position and Gurpratap Singh stood third. In Poetry competition Kirandeep Kaur stood first position (S. Baldev Singh Sr Sec School, Fatehgarh Sahib), Amrita Singh stood second position (Govt. Sr Sec School, Nangal) and Anureet Kaur stood third (Baba Farid Public Sr Sec. School, Bathinda).