Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami today honoured those 87 students of five schools/colleges of Amritsar district with cheques of prizes, who had secured merit positions in the annual (Dharmik Prikhya) religious examination conducted by the SGPC in February 2021.
On this occasion, Advocate Dhami said the children and youth are the future of the community and it is very important for them to be aware of the faith. He said if they are aware of the values and culture of the Sikh faith, undoubtedly the community will remain in Charhdi Kala (rising spirit).
He said for the purpose of awareness, SGPC conducts an annual religious examination, in which, thousands of students of schools and colleges participate.
He said in the religious examination held by SGPC in February 2021, 149 students won prizes in the first category (Class VIII & IX), 799 in second (Class XI & XII), 129 in third (graduate) and 16 in the fourth (postgraduate), who will be given prize money category-wise of Rs 1, 100, Rs 2, 100, Rs 3, 100 and Rs 4, 100 respectively. Similarly, 1, 351 students who secured marks between 60 to 69.9 per cent will be honoured with medals.
He said today (on Monday), 87 students of five schools/colleges of Amritsar district were handed over the prize cheques.
SGPC President said it is very important that the future generations stay firm in Sikh living and the SGPC through its religious examination is connecting the students of schools and colleges with Sikh principles and history.
SGPC President congratulated the students who secured merit positions and prizes in the religious examination and encouraged them to remain interested in learning about Sikh faith in future as well.
On this occasion, the teachers of schools which performed well in the religious examination were also honoured.
Those present on this occasion, Dharam Prachar Committee member S. Rampal Singh Behniwal, additional secretary S. Partap Singh, OSD to SGPC President S. Satbir Singh Dhami, assistant secretary S. Tejinder Singh Padda, S. Gurmeet Singh Buttar, S. Mukhtar Singh, in-charge religious examination Prof Sukhdev Singh, superintendent S. Malkit Singh Beharwal, S. Palwinder Singh and more.