Jalandhar February 22 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- PCM S.D.College for Women, Jalandhar organized its 46th Annual Prize Distribution Function for the academic sessions 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020- 21 and 2021-22 wherein 481 students were awarded for their excellence in Academics, Sports and Co-Curricular Activities.
At the commencement of the function, the chief guest Sh. Sanjay Kundu, DGP, Himachal Pradesh was accorded a floral welcome by the President of the Governing body of the institution, Shri Naresh Kumar Budhia, Senior Vice-President Shri Vinod Dada, Shri Naresh Markanda, Shri T.N Lama, Shri Raman Budhia,Shri Parmode Chopra, Principal Prof. Dr. Pooja Prashar, In-charge of the function Mrs Alka Sharma, Head Girl and the President of the Youth Club.
The function formally began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp
The function formally began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by the recitation of Bhajan by the college students and the playing of Sitar by Dr. Renuka, an alumna of the college. Principal Prof.(Dr.) Pooja Prashar gave a formal welcome to all the dignitaries, after which she read out the college Annual Report highlighting the glorious achievements of the college in academics, sports and cultural arenas. Next came the award of certificates, medals and trophies to the students who made the institution proud by excelling in the fields of academics, culture and sports.
This year two students, Karanpreet and Swati Sharma were conferred with ‘ Prem’ pure gold medals which have been instituted by Dr. Pramode Chand Markanda in the loving memory of his parents to encourage the meritorious students of the college. In total 91 gold medals and 189 silver medals were awarded to the students. These include the university position holders of the Sessions, NCC cadets, sports winners, winners of the GNDU zonal youth festival, office bearers of the Central Association and Youth club, etc. Ms Anzali was awarded with Gold Medal for being the student of the year and Nobel girl.
Arshpreet Kaur was also awarded with Gold Medal
In addition to this, Arshpreet Kaur was also awarded with Gold Medal for Nobel Girl and Best Central Association Worker of the college. Thereafter the College Magazine ‘Govind’ and Annual Report were released. In his spellbinding address the Chief Guest stated that he admired the spirit of participation exhibited by the students as it takes courage to fearlessly step out of one’s comfort zone and showcase one’s talents.
Underlining the significance of reading and general awareness for holistic growth in one’s life, he expressed his belief that success comes as a result of united and consolidated efforts by every member of the team and he hoped that staff and students would continue to work in unity for the betterment of the academic world.
The worthy Members of the governing body, the Principal and the In-charge of the function presented a momento to the chief guest as a token of gratitude. The students of the Music and Dance Departments enthralled the audience with the presentation of Punjabi Geet and Group Dance. The formal Vote of Thanks was delivered by Shri Naresh Markanda, Secretary of the Governing Body, to all the distinguished guests and luminaries for gracing the ocassion. As a token of love, the Chief Guest gifted to the institution a Devi Thal having nine Devis carved on it, a pious emblem of Himachal Pradesh.
The proceedings of the Prize Distribution Function were conducted by Mrs Alka Sharma, in-charge of the function. Principal of Seth Hukam Chand School, New Prem Nagar Mrs Mamta Behl Principal of Sada Sukh Chopra School Mrs Anjana Rajput, Principal of Seth Hukam Chand School, Kapurthala Mrs Sonia Jairath and Principal of Seth Hukam Chand School, Wariyana Mrs Priyanka Sharma also graced the event. The function concluded with the National Anthem.