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Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla felicitates Jalandhar students with Apple iPad, Laptop, and Android Tablet

Punjab Tribune Bureau | October 30, 2020 09:15 PM

Gopesh, Ramanjot and Mona’s entries clinched top three prizes in Ambassadors of Hope Competition

Winners thanked cabinet miniter for organizing creative online competition during lockdown

 Jalandhar: School Education Minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Friday, felicitated winners of ‘Ambassadors of Hope’ belonging to Jalandhar district with Apple iPad, Laptop and Android Tablet during a brief ceremony in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The cabinet minister specially visited Jalandhar to give away the prizes to the winners of record breaking online competition, ‘Ambassadors of Hope’. Apart from congratulating the winners, Mr. Singla assured them every possible help in achieving their future goals.

Notably, Gopesh Gupta, a class 10 student of APEEJAY School has been awarded an Apple iPad while Ramanjot Singh, a class 8 student of MGN Public School Urban Estate, who stood second in the district, was given a laptop. Meanwhile, Mona Kashyap, a class 10 student of RK MGM Senior Secondary School, has been felicitated with an Android tablet. However, as many as 6,180 entries were registered from Jalandhar district. The winners overwhelmingly thanked Mr. Vijay Inder Singla for organizing such an interesting and wonderful competition during lockdown.

While giving away the prizes, Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that besides breaking the world record in eight days, the ‘Ambassadors of Hope’ competition has successfully served its purpose by nurturing skills of students in a positive manner.

Divulging further details, Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that as many as 1,05,898 school going students have shared their videos in eight days for 'Ambassadors of Hope', the campaign which was launched for students of Punjab to share their creativity during lockdown. He categorically said, “Winners have been selected strictly on merit basis.”

 

The Cabinet Minister said that apart from a total 66 main prizes, as many as 1000 consolation prizes were also being given to the winners in all 22 districts under the ‘Ambassadors of Hope’.

Title prize winner Gopesh Gupta said that he was curiously waiting for his prize and receiving it from school education minister made the day very special for him.

 Meanwhile, Mona who clinched third position in the district, said that her family has been leading a hand to mouth existence which could have hampered her higher studies but now she was confident to achieve her desired goals.

She added that the android pad would help her in online study and she would also clear her doubts with the help of internet after virtual classes.

On the occasion, DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, IGP Dr SK Kalia, SDM Rahul Sindhu, DEOs Harinder Pal Singh, Ram Pal and others were present.

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