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LPU student wins two Medals for India at 13th South Asian Games held in Nepal

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Jalandhar, Dec 20, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

Making India to reach at the top of medal tally in 13th South Asian Games 2019 held in Kathmandu (Nepal), a Bachelor of Arts’ second year student, Gurpreet Singh at LPU won two silver medals. Bringing laurels to the country, he exhibited extraordinary shooting skills and won medals in the both center fire pistol individual and center fire pistol team events at SAG 2019.

Including LPU student’s two medals, India finished on top spot with 300+ medals for the 13th time consecutively in the South Asian Games, earning widened gap in medal tally with second-placed Nepal and Sri Lanka at third position.

Gurpreet joined hands with India’s other best athletes, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers to bring illustrious glory to India during these games. Based on the assessment of his extraordinary sports skills, he is presently pursuing distance education programme at LPU with 100% scholarship, as per university policy.

Prior to this also, Gurpreet has already revealed his sports abilities at international and national levels for various prestigious competitions. Belonging to village Naushehra Pannuan at district Tarn Taran in Punjab State, Gurpreet is recipient of many prestigious honours and awards. Having much appreciation for LPU study environment and sports facilities, he is now aspiring to participate in Olympics 2020 and win prestigious medal for the university and the country.

Worth mentioning, already Arjuna Awardee & Olympian, Gurpreet has to his credit international medal from 25 Mt standard pistol individual competitions (men) at 52nd ISSF World Shooting Championship held in South Korea.

He represented India in Rio Olympics 2016 and secured 7th place in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event; won gold medals (with games record) in 25m and 10m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) events and Bronze medal in 25m Individual event in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games; Silver medal in 25m Centre Fire Pistol Men’s Team event during 2014 Asian Games (Incheon); and, numerous other medals and distinguished positions.

Feeling proud of students like Gurpreet, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal further invoked him to gain more illustrious victories to bring name and fame to self, parents, institution, state and the nation. LPU distance education provides “Affordable & Accessible Higher Education” study option which is suitable for candidates seeking government, corporate jobs, promotion in jobs, further studies and immigration to foreign lands.

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