Fazilka, April 16
Fazilka youths who brought laurels to the town were conferred with the Youth Icon Award on Saturday night in the four-day heritage festival being organised by the Graduates Welfare Association, Fazilka (GWAF), an NGO, in association with Verka and Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board.
On the third night, “Umeed” was dedicated to youths of Fazilka.
GWAF general secretary Navdeep Asija said young educationist Dr Amit Juneja, renowned painter Anil Gehlot, noted cricket commentator Dr Sunil Taneja, urban planner Arsh Doda, theatre artiste and actor Mintu Kappa, musician Manjinder Taneja and sarpanch of Awa village Shavinder Singh were honoured.
On Friday night, which was dedicated to Fazilka women, Dr Meera Chadha Borwankar, Director General of Police, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Delhi, was conferred with “Fazilka Ratna” award.
Dr Purnima Nagpal, an economist from Fazilka, who is the Director of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, and Anukriti Jhamb, a noted travel blogger, presently studying in London, were also presented the Youth Icon Award.