Jalandhar: One of the National Service Scheme (NSS) students of Lovely Professional University, Ambika Mishra has been selected for the ceremonial National Republic Day Parade- 2018 to be held at India Gate in New Delhi. It is indeed great national honour for this B Tech ECE 2nd year LPU student as she will parade in dignity before the President, Prime Minister of India and other top national & international personalities. Highlighting, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Government of India) has selected LPU student Ambika in the toughest competition among lakhs of NSS student-volunteers from across 5-zones of India. Ambika has been selected keeping in view her overall performance for parade, cultural activities, proficiency to participate in debate on different social issues, and ability to depict the culture of her state. She will also be awarded with prestigious testimonials by the President of India for her significant participation.
Hailing from West Bengal (Barrackpur) Ambika will take part in prestigious RD parade at Rajpath – Vijay Chowk to India Gate- on 26th January 2018. She will parade along with Indian Military, Navy, Air Force, and other Para -Military forces. Feeling proud on being selected for such a coveted opportunity, Ambika shares: “On completing 145 hours of NSS service within a year, I got this opportunity by excelling in a selection camp organized for seven Northern states. When I had opted LPU as a destination for my higher studies, I never knew that my all aspirations would get materialized so soon. Groomed and motivated well by my teachers at LPU, presently, in addition of being NSS volunteer, I am active Kathak dancer and classical singer also.”
Congratulating Ambika, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am happy and proud that once again one of our talented students has been selected for participation in the top national ceremonial celebration which is witnessed live world over. I would also like to specially mention that in spite of her being a student of technology stream, she has revealed keen interest in cultural and social service also.” It is worth mentioning that prior to Ambika, other LPU students Debanshu Chauhan, Sangeeta Dhakar, Nidhi Nayan, Nehal Aggarwal, and Anjli Bhagat have already participated in RD Parade organized during different years.
Illustrative, to meet needed care of the community and to supplement the education of students by bringing them face to face with the real social situations; LPU department of Community Services Cell has ten NSS Units at the Campus. Each student volunteer contributes 240 hours of community work during a period of two years. While undertaking activities, each student is also expected to instill within himself strong discipline, character, physical fitness and culture.