Amritsar, July 8: The Dharam Prachar Committee of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) every year conducts Dharmik Parikhya (religious examination) across India for flourishing Gurbani, Gurmat (teachings of the Sikh Gurus) principles, Sikh Rehat Maryada (Sikh code of conduct) and Sikh history.
Accordingly, this religious examination was conducted in the month of February 2021.
Due to Covid-19, the schools, colleges were closed and despite that with the motivation of the principals, religious teachers and preachers of schools and colleges, a total 13,418 students appeared in the religious examination of the 2020-21 session.
SGPC assistant secretary media Kulwinder Singh Ramdas said among the students who appeared in the examination, 1,092 students have secured scholarships by securing more than 70 per cent marks. According to four categories, those students who secured scholarships will be given amounts of Rs 1,100, Rs 2,100, Rs 3,100 and Rs 4,100 respectively.
He said that similarly, 20 students have secured first three positions and got listed in the merit and they will be given amounts of Rs 5,100, Rs 4,100 and Rs 3,100 respectively, special prize and mementoes. Kulwinder Singh Ramdas said that the principals and religious teachers of those students who secured merit positions will also be honoured by the SGPC.
He said to motivate the students who secured the marks between 60% to 69.9%, they will be honoured with medals.
Disclosing the results of the religious examination, Kulwinder Singh Ramdas said in the first category (Class VIII & IX), Amarbir Kaur, a student of Guru Gobind Singh Convent School, Suhawa, Tarn Taran and Taranjit Kaur of Bhai Nand Lal Public School, Sri Anandpur Sahib secured the first position. Similarly, Parminder Kaur, a student of Bhai Nand Lal Public School, Sri Anandpur Sahib secured second position and Agamjot Kaur and Tarvinder Kaur of the same school secured third position.
In the second category (Class XI & XII), Simranjit Kaur of Mata Sahib Kaur Girls Senior Secondary Gehal, Barnala and Gurnoop Kaur of Khalsa Collegiate Senior Secondary School, Garhdiwala secured the first place. Similarly Rajnish Kaur of Paradise Public School, Kot Majlas Batala, Kiranvir Kaur of Mata Sahib Kaur Girls Senior Secondary School, Gehal, Simrat Kaur and Jasmine Kaur of Navneet Public Senior Secondary School, Narmana, Nabha, Jasleen Kaur of Khalsa Public Senior Secondary School, Jand Sahib Chamkaur Sahib, Komalpreet Kaur of Baba Gurmukh Singh Baba Uttam Singh Senior Secondary School, Khadoor Sahib, Tarn Taran secured the third position.
In the third category (graduate), Karampreet Kaur of Guru Nanak College, Moga secured first position, Komalpreet Kaur of Sant Baba Hazara Singh Girls College, Nikke Ghuman secured second position and Sehajpreet Singh of Guru Arjan Dev Khalsa College, Chohla Sahib secured third position.
In the fourth category (postgraduate), Amritpal Kaur of Guru Nanak College, Moga secured the first position, Harjit Kaur of Baba Aiya Singh Riarki College, Tugalwala, Gurdaspur secured second position and Tarjinder Kaur of Guru Nanak College, Moga secured the third position.