Chandigarh : Sandeep Kumar, a M.Sc. (IT) student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, and a prominent NSS volunteer has been awarded the prestigious “Indira Gandhi NSS Award-2012”. The award was given to him by the Hon’ble President of India Sh. Parnab Mukherjee at a ceremony held on 19th November at Darbar Hall in Rashtrapati Bhawan. The award is given every year to an individual who does exemplary work in the field of community and social service. Mr Sandeep has led NSS Rallies on HIV/AIDS, Save the Girl Child, Save Electricity and has also participated in similar rallies on “Women’s Rights and Female Foeticide”. He is also actively involved with National Rural Health Mission on community monitoring and undertaking various welfare programmes in association with the Institute for Blind, Chandigarh. Sandeep had been awarded “Best student of the Year 2012” and also received Best NSS volunteer Award at the college level during 2010.
Director of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration, Mr Ajoy Sharma and Mr Bikram Rana, SLO, NSS Cell, Chandigarh have praised Sandeep for for his feat and said that he would be an encouragement for other NSS volunteers in times to come.
S. Gurdev Singh Brar, President and Col (Retd) S. J.S. Bala, Secretary of Sikh Educational Society applauded Sandeep. Today the society needs students like Sandeep who can work selflessly for the up liftment of weaker sections of society. The boy has set a wonderful example for other students to follow said Brar. College Principal H.S. Sohi and Dr Amit Joshi, Programme Officer, NSS, also congratulated Sandeep and added that the boy has not only made the college but also the city proud as this is the first time that this prize has been awarded to someone from the city.