21 Feb : The 53rd Annual Prize Distribution Function of Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh was held today. Shri Ram Niwas, IAS, Home-cum-Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Mrs.Raji P.Shrivastava, Special Secretary Finance and Director Higher Education, UT Administration, Chandigarh was the Guest of Honour. Students invoked Goddess Saraswati, goddess of knowledge by a rendition of Saraswati Vandana.
Chief Guest Shri Ram Niwas gave away the prizes to the students who excelled in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities. Congratulating the prize winners and the faculty members, in his Presidential address he stressed that mere academic excellence is not enough and that it should be supplemented with a social commitment. ‘What you are giving back to the society is very important otherwise the education system will produce hollow men’, he emphasized. Appreciating the initiatives taken by the college in consonance with UT Administration’s campaign against female foeticide, he motivated the teachers and students to come out of slumber, raise awareness among the people and make a resurgent India.
Earlier presenting the College Annual Report, Dr. Promila Kaushal, Principal of the college, highlighted the glorious achievements of the students in the fields of academics, extra-curricular activities and sports at the university, inter-university, state and national levels.
• As many as 478 prizes were awarded to the students in various categories.
• 293 students bagged prizes for their academic performance
• 173 students won prizes for their excellence in extra-curricular activities like public speaking, dance, vocal music, instrumental music, drawing and painting, dramatics etc. Editors of College Magazine, Members of Students Council, Presidents of various departmental societies and winners of library competitions were also honoured.
• 20 students were awarded the College Colour.
• 5 were awarded the Roll of Honour in sports for their achievements at the various inter-university, state and national level championships.
• 30 students were awarded the Roll of Honour for extra-curricular activities.
• 3 cadets of NCC were awarded. In the Air Wing, Cdt. Corporal Megha Sharma and Sr. Under Officer Pinchen Dolma Kolto, and in Army Wing, Under Officer Bindu were decorated.
• Five volunteers of NSS were also awarded for their contribution to the social service. They are- Ekta Bamel as Best volunteer, Vanita and Monica as Best in organizational skills, Priya Sood and Sonam as Best in Management Skills.
• Manisha Mendiratta was awarded as the Best Blood Donor.
• Navreet Kaur won the prize for being the Best All Round Player of the year.
• Ruchi Sharma for being the Best Athlete of the year.
• Ruchi Mahajan was awarded the Nirmal Vasudeva Scholarship of Rs. Six Thousand which is awarded to a meritorious needy student in the memory of Smt. Vasudeva, wife of Sh K.D.Vasudeva, Former Chief Secretary, Punjab.
• Gurpinder Kaur was awarded M.C. Bhatia Award instituted by Mrs. Kamlesh Chopra as the Best All Round Physics student.
• Kriti Garg of BA-III was declared the All Round Best Student of the college.
Students also performed a Group Song “Bharat Vande Mataram” which won fourth position in the National Youth Festival and also participated in the South Asian Youth Festival.