NRI NGO ‘Drishti Punjab’ facilitates 20 Govt. School students with 50,000 cash prize


Chandigarh: A Canada based NGO ‘Drishti Punjab’ on Tuesday facilitated 20 poor Govt. school students with outstanding performance in High school board exams with cash prize of 50,000 each. In its 6th annual function held at Chandigarh Press Club, Renowned environmentalist, Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, Union Minister and Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla, AAP Punjab President and MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann, Ex. MP and president of Indian Red Cross Society Avinash Rai Khanna and Founder of ‘Drishti Punjab’ Joginder Grewal participated as chief guests.

Addressing the gathering, chief of ‘Drishti Punjab’ Harminder Dhillon told that out of 20 students appeared in the merit list In the academic year 2015-16, 2017-18, 16 were girls. All of them are from very humble background and are not able to carry forward their education so the NGO selected them on merit basis. Manpreet Kaur from Punnawala of Dhuri, Pooja Verma From Moonak, Neha Chaudhry from Talwara, Karan Joshi from Jahjji village, Anchal Bala from Manhota, Sapna and Chanchal from Kakari of Hoshiarpur, Pardeep Kaur from Bhai Roopa,  Shiv Kumar and Sukhwinder Singh from Kotli Khurd, Sumanpreet Kaur from Ghaniya of Bathinda, Sukhjeet Kaur from Kalitra of Ropar, Shivani from Batala of Gurdaspur, Mahima from Kaliya and Gurpreet Kaur from Mahima of Moga, Monika from Hazara of Jalandhar, Gagandeep Singh from Kotala of Ludhiana, Jagdeep Singh from Cheema Jodhpur of Barnala and Manpreet Kaur from Bassi Pathana of Fatehgarh Sahib were given 50,000 cash prize for their achievement. Sakina of Patiala could not come to the function for her family reasons so her prize was sent to her home. Apart from it, Canadian NRI Manish Sharma facilitated 6 students from hoshiarpur with 10,000 each to the students Nikhil, Anju, Akshita, Lalita, Ritika and Khushi Sharma selected by Social Welfare Education Association being run by Avinash Rai Khanna.

Addressing the gathering writer, Journalist and member of ‘Drishti Punjab’ from Canada Jasvir Singh Shameel, said that the prize is highest ever facilitation given by any organization in North India. He said that the family of Joginder Singh Grewal is started the mission with 5 students 7 years back and it is adding student with year passing.

The co-president of AAP Aman Arora,  BJP state secretary Vineet Joshi, Treasurer of AAP Sukhwinder Sukhi, Member of ‘Drishti Punjab’ Jyoti Grewal, Gurpreet Grewal,Mandeep Hundal, Yadwinder Hundal, Vikas Saida, Principal Ashok Saida, Seema Singh, Jaspal Singh, Kirpal Pannu, Kitty Kular, Adv. Kiran, Rakesh Sharma, Kanwaljeet Dhindsa, Rajesh kathpalia, Khushal Lalli, Deepak Chanarthal, Manjit Singh Sidhu, Balram Bha, Samual John, Charan Gill, Rupinder Singh, Rishva, Digvihjat Dhanju, Pal Singh Naula, Jasvir Singh Setra and Pramod Bindal were also present during the function.



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