- DE students team from Raikot area won debate competition
- Students pledged to eradicate drug-abuse totally from the state
Jalandhar: Near 250 Distance Education (DE) students of Lovely Professional University from the Malwa Belt of Punjab visited university campus. In order to make DE students share the same platform as that of regular LPU students a literary–skills competition was held. Belonging to different streams of LPU DE programs, students from Raikot and Jagraon areas were given on the spot topics to test their spontaneity and ingenuity. Students spoke on varied issues ranging from politics pollution, education, drug abuse, sports, media and more. Debate on social-ills witnessed positive arguments from all the teams. Students vowed to wage a war against drug-abuse to eradicate this horrible social-ill totally from the State.
Exhibiting excellent literary talent, Raikot team based on Navneet Kaur, Param Singh and Tamanna outdid all others in debate competition. Virpal Kaur, Anjali and Sukhwinder Singh secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively in competition for extempore. In addition to participating in the literary events, the visiting students also interacted with university officials of different departments during specially arranged doubt clearing session.DE students were also taken to the different sectors of the 600 acres university campus to let them have a first-hand feel of university environ, infrastructure and working. DE students came to know about the opportunity available to groom them in the field of sports. They also conversed with international & national level sports officers of the university.
LPU Director General Er HR Singla informed that LPU Directorate of Distance Education provides its students time to time unique opportunity to visit university campus. This feature motivates students, and makes them feel themselves in equivalence to the regular students of the university.
Illustrative, LPU DE students can participate in various national/international sports, cultural, academic, and even placement activities at par with regular students of LPU. More than 450 LPU DE students have already got placed with prestigious banks and multinational companies. During annual sports meet of the university, LPU DE students also won many gold, silver & bronze medals. Again, during annual national level mega event of the university ‘One India’, DE students had bagged overall 3rd position.