*Cash prizes along with University Rolls of Honour were awarded to 175 students
* Students honoured for excellence in academics, sports, cultural & community activities
Jalandhar: Maintaining annual LPU tradition of awarding meritorious & talented students of the university; Lovely Professional University organised 5th 'University Honour Ceremony' for recognizing students’ excellent achievements identified during last one year. A total of 175 students, who are achievers of excellence in academics, sports, cultural & community service activities, were honoured with cash prizes worth Rs 26 lakh. Rs 18.15 lakh and Rolls of Honour were awarded to sports and academic achievers; and, near Rs 8 lakh were given to achievers in cultural and community service activities. Most of the achievers included those students who won medals in national/zonal/state level events held in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Congratulating the achievers as well as their parents/guardians, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: "I am happy and honoured to note that every year our students strive in singularized manner to bring more and more laurels to their alma-mater. Students’ attainments are in a way perfect branding of the university name, and this year again many of the students have forwarded themselves as LPU’s true brand ambassadors. Reciprocating in recognition to their achievements, we have further motivated students through this ceremony to be ever active to keep on achieving by nourishing their talents.”
One of the sports women, Madhavi Sharma a B.PEd student received maximum cash prize of Rs 1,17,500 for winning 4 gold, one silver & 2 bronze medals at national, zonal and state level competitions for Baseball and Softball. Similarly, Inderbir Singh (M.Sc. Food Tech.) & Gurpreet Singh (B.PEd) received Rs 1,10,000 each for winning many gold medals. Ajay Tiwari (B.Tech CE) & Muni (B.PEd) got top cash prizes of almost one lakh for their excellent performances in many cultural activities like Western Group Song, Classical Instrumental, Dance.
Jubilant Madhavi exclaimed: "I am indeed very happy! This honour means much to me. When I informed my parents about the prize money, since then they are excited to personally thank my mentors at the university who always guided me so well.” Inderbir Singh also praised the efforts of his teachers: “In spite of my being a student of a professional program of sciences, my teachers not only identified my love for sports but they motivated me to participate in different competitions. They accorded patronage to me for letting me develop my inborn talents." Mr Sukhpal Singh father of another prize winning student Renu Chaudhary (M.Tech CSE) holds that he feels grateful to university for personality growth of his daughter through such time to time encouragements.