The college holds 55th Annual Awards Day - BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar

The college holds 55th Annual Awards Day

BBK DAV College for Women organised 55th Annual Awards Day, dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Ji. On this occasion, young achievers in the field of academics, co-curricular and sports activities were awarded. Dr Ashwani Bhalla, Deputy Director, Higher Education and Languages, Govt. of Punjab, was the Chief Guest while Brigadier Harcharan Singh, VSM, Arjuna Awardee, Hockey Olympian and World Cup Winner was the Guest of Honour for the event. The function began with the singing of DAV Gaan and chanting of Vedic Mantras along with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp of knowledge.

Welcoming the guests, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia expressed pride in the institution’s tradition of recognizing students who consistently excel in GNDU examinations, as well as in co-curricular and sports arenas, thereby elevating the College’s status as a leading women’s institution in North India. Addressing the students, she emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive outlook and cultivating clarity of purpose to achieve success in life. The Principal also provided an overview of the college’s accomplishments across different domains in the Annual Report.

Dr. Ashwani Bhalla blessed the students and advised them to make books their best friend. He felicitated them on their achievements in academic, co-curricular and sports activities. He motivated the students to follow the path of hard work and perseverance. 

Brigadier Harcharan Singh said that nothing is impossible, and one can achieve anything in life by one’s strong will power. He further motivated the students to channelize their energy in right direction to succeed in their chosen field.

More than 800 students were honoured on this day.  Ekamjot Kaur of BFA (Applied Art), Sem VI, was awarded the Late Smt. Saraswati Devi Award for Excellence in Academics as well as Co-curricular Activities, and Manpreet Kaur, B. Com Sem VI, was given Late Sh. A.S. Soni All-rounder Best Student Award.

College players were awarded a substantial amount of Rs. 21,00,000 (Twenty-One Lakh only) by Guru Nanak Dev University in recognition of their outstanding performance at international and intervarsity levels. International Fencing Players Taniksha Khatri and Sheetal Dalal, as well as International Cyclist Agashe Sushikala Durgaprasad, each received a cash prize of Rs. 3,15,000 (Three Lakh Fifteen Thousand) and Rs. 2,00,000 (Two Lakh) respectively, as distinguished female athletes. Coaches were honoured during the event. The Spotlight Award of Excellence was bestowed upon the media persons for their outstanding contribution towards journalism.

The special contribution of Kora Kagaz Club of the college was also hailed on the occasion, foregrounding its pivotal role in community development by distributing notebooks to the children of the underprivileged sections of the society. It is pertinent to note that all the notebooks were made from recycled paper by the NSS unit of the college.

On this occasion, the college students enthralled the audience with a mesmerizing performance of Punjabi folk dance Luddi. Sh. Sudarshan Kapoor, Chairman, Local Committee presented the vote of thanks. S. Bhupinder Singh, Director, Virsa Vihar, Captain Sanjeev Sharma, Principal, Govt. ITI, Dr. K.S. Manchanda, Sh. Jawahar Lal, Member of Arya Samaj, graced the occasion with their presence. The function concluded with the singing of National Anthem.

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