Fazilka, April 12
On the third night of Fazilka Heritage Festival being organised by Graduate Welfare Association, Fazilka (GWAF), the special feature of the programme was that it was dedicated to the female achievers of the Fazilka area. The distinguished women personalities belonging to this area were honoured in the programme.
Lieutenant Dr Gurpreet Kaur, a newly qualified doctor from Armed Forces Medical College Pune, who had won the President’s Medal while completing her degree in medicine this year was honoured.
Fazilka-born Dr Uma Sharma, who is working as a district public relations officer in Mohali and is a daughter of socialite late Dr Gobind Ram Sharma and Kanchan Sharma, senior vice-president, Municipal Council, Fazilka, were the two other women, who were honoured for bringing laurels to this area.
Besides, a competition to select Mrs Fazilka was also held at the festival. Eight women participated in the competition.
The Army Wives Welfare Association president Vaneeta Sinha, Shashi Ahuja and Army School principal Vandana Doda acted as judges for the Mrs Fazilka competition. They asked different questions to the participating women on different topics to assess their IQ and wit.
Ultimately, Geetu Kamra and Ritu Guleria were jointly awarded the title of Mrs Fazilka. Nisha Sharma and Sushma Rani remained first and second runners-up in the contest.
During the programme, women from 20th battalion BSF presented an impressive “Krishan Leela” programme. A young artist Rakesh displayed mimicry of noted silver screen actors Paresh Rawal, Dharminder, Dev Anand, Akshya Kumar, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover and others and enthralled the audience by his performance. The audience burst into peels of laughter.