MP state-level Rank and Bolt Awards presented

By Pervez Bari,

Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh Governor Dr. Balram Jakhar has exhorted the teachers to imbibe etiquettes and maturity and instill a sense of patriotism and social service among the young generation.

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The above thoughts were expressed by Dr. Jakhar while addressing the function which was held for honouring recipients of Madhya Pradesh state-level Rank and Bolt Awards for teachers and students at Samanway Bhawan here on Tuesday.

In his address Dr. Jakhar said that the spirit of communal harmony, mutual affection, patriotism, social service and respect for elders is declining fast. It is a matter of concern. One must clearly understand that a proudy person is never honoured while a down-to-earth person can be revered in society. Everybody must imbibe good habits.

MP Governor Dr. Balram Jakhar presenting

Mentioning about fierce competition in the world these days, Dr. Jakhar said that progress is necessary but competition should be friendly, not with enmity. The Governor praised the function which aims at inspiring children. Terming hockey great and former Olympian Ashok Kumar as his Guru Bhai (disciple of same teacher), Dr. Jakhar said his father legendary Major Dhyan Chand was his sports trainer at Lahore and he taught me the art of life as well as hockey.

On this occasion, Governor Dr. Jakhar presented state-level Rank awards to the winner Ms Shan of Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhopal and runner-up Ms Sonia Parihar of Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha. Bolt winner award presented to Dr. Mrs. Faiqa Saulat Khan of St Joseph’s Convent Senior Secondary School and runner-up award to Ashok Chaube of Government Naveen High School, Balaghat. Besides, as many as 90 district level winners and runners up were also awarded.

Ashok Kumar gave information of efforts to encourage hockey in the state. On this occasion, Navbharat group of newspapers chief editor Prafulla Kumar Maheshwari threw light on the contribution and public service laid down by Navbharat group so far.

Air India director VK Sikka exhorted the children to become harbingers of energy conservation. Mementos were given away to all the award winners by Air India. ([email protected])