City students win laurels at national award ceremony

Hardeep Singh Dhull won the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement,2008,for his exceptional performance in sports.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:February 8, 2009 2:43 am

Hardeep Singh Dhull bags award for sports

Hardeep Singh Dhull won the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement,2008,for his exceptional performance in sports.

A student of class VIII from Bhavan Vidyalaya,Chandigrah,he received the award from Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a special ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan,New Delhi,on February 5.

The ceremony was organised by the Government of India,Ministry of Women and Child Development,headed by Renuka Choudhary. Hardeep has received a cash prize of Rs 10,000,a silver medal,a certificate and a citation. Hardeep excelled in skating,athletics,hockey,karate,and roll ball.

The award is given to one student of every state/UT every year to give recognition to the exceptional capabilities and achievements of students in different fields.

Attributing his success to his parents,he said: “My parents are my motivational force and they are the ones who have always supported me. They have taken my failures in a positive stride and have taught me the same.”

Hardeep has participated in many state and national-level tournaments and has achieved top positions,medals and prizes for his outstanding performances.

Notable among these are,two gold and a bronze medal in the 44th National Roller Skating Championship held in May 2007 where he was declared the National Champion in the under-12 years age group.

He has also won prizes in the events of long jump,race,karate,roller hockey and relay race in the state-level sports competitions. He has also been declared the Best Athlete in the school for the past 3 years.

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