This must be great news for the people of Fazilka town that Medical student Gurpreet Kaur of Armed forces Medical College, Pune, who hails from Fazilka
Town, won the prestigious President's Gold Medal. She was awarded the same on the passing out Prade of 2008 Medical Batch held at Armed Force Medical College, Pune. This year out of 43 academics awards 28 were bagged by girl students only and out of that 7 are credited to Gurpreet alone. Gurpreet did her basic schooling for Sacred Heart Convent School Fazilka.
She surpassed her 102 fellow cadets to win the prestigious President's Gold
Medal. This award has been given for the best all-round outgoing medical cadet of the year 2008.
Rejoicing her success story, she said, "Initially, I wanted to join the armed forces as fighter pilot and my father wanted me to be a doctor and after getting selected in the AFMC and becoming an officer today, both these dreams have come true.” Gurpreet is the first in her families to serve the Defense force. Gurpreet dedicated this award to her family especially her father. Her Father is working with Industrial Training Institute, Fazilka and her younger sister is doing her bachelor degree in Nursing from PGI Chandigarh.
She will be posted at Military Hospital, Jalandhar to complete her internship, where she is keener to work in the pediatric department.
Fazilka town has given few outstanding doctors to the world and Padam-vibhushan Dr. Jagjit Chopra, founder principal of Govt Medical College, Chandigarh,world famous neurologist, we can name at top amongst all. Lieutenant (Dr.) Gurpreet is next addition to this medical-tradition.
On the occasion of “Fazilka Heritage Festival-2009”, which is going to held in the month of April, GWAF will honor Gurpreet on a special event dedicated to ‘Women of Fazilka”; for bringing laurels to the name of this small town with her outstanding contribution in the field of medicine. Malika-e-Tarannum Noorjahan, Padamshri Pushpa Hans, Maharashtra Cadre IPS officer Meera Chadha Borwankar and Mandira Bedi are the renowned female achievers from this small town, we can name them. Surely Doctor Gurpreet is next name to it who is going to be flag bearer to carry forward the unmatched legacy of this small town. We the citizen of this India’s smallest big town congratulate Gurpreet for her success and we wish her quality and successful life ahead. On the occasion of World’s Women day, this is an advance gift to the citizen of Fazilka and entire Punjab by Lieutenant (Dr.) Gurpreet Kaur.