News & Events

News Search:

Arjuna Awardee Olympian Shooter becomes LPU Student

Release Date:
14 Oct 2017

Be it kings, queens, prince-princesses or other high positioned personswith illustrious achievements; higher education always plays pivotal role intheir day to day delineations. Even Godly incarnations like Rama, Krishna,Arjuna and many other joined “Gurukuls” in forests, shunning all pleasures ofthe palatial palaces. Now-a-days, higher education from a marked educationalinstitution is considered as great choice of life. Understanding on similarlines that joining university for studies is as invaluable now as it ever hasbeen; ace international shooter, Arjuna Awardee & Olympian, Gurpreet Singhhas joined Bachelor of Arts Programme at Lovely Professional University.

Presentlyemployed with Army Marksman Ship Unit, this Amritsar (Punjab) born youngshooter had started practicing and competing for shooting in the year 2007,when he was a mere lad of 19 years. Illustrious achievements started pouring onhim in just his teens and he continued with concentration on his career andpassion being completely devoid of higher education.

Worthmentioning, Gurpreet Singh represented India in Rio Olympics 2016 and secured7th place in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. He has also won gold medals (withgames record) in 25m and 10m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) events and Bronze medalin 25m Individual event in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games; Silver medal in 25mCentre Fire Pistol Men's Team event during 2014 Asian Games (Incheon); and,numerous other medals and distinguished positions in various International andnational events.

Prior toGurpreet, another top shooter Amanpreet Singh is already on the rolls of theuniversity by joining its MBA Programme. Both of them visited LPU campus, metLPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, faculty & staff members and interacted withLPU students. They also expressed their happiness on the encouragement andstudy related support they are getting from the university. While interactingwith these distinguished students, Chancellor Mr Mittal appreciated theirpreference for LPU programmes and conveyed best wishes to keep on bringing morelaurels to the country. LPU students were seen happy on seeing aceinternational shooters as their counter-parts.

Gurpreetshares: “We all need certain solid skills, including proper communication,day-to-day administration, project management, initiatives and commitments,which we can acquire only from our overall university experience. Being unableto pursue higher education at a top institution like LPU, I used to considermyself lacking in something great in spite of my world level gloriousachievements. I am thankful to LPU that it has initiated its distance learningprogrammes, just like those for regular students, for persons like me andothers. Now, I am excited to earn my bachelor’s degree from LPU with subjectsof my choice.” Adding, he said: “Reaching at LPU Campus I saw that diversestudent communities here are bubbling with young leaders who are supportedfully to cultivate their leadership skills. Here, one can have easy access towonderful and thought-provoking student groups, societies and sports teamswhich are to broaden your horizons, undoubtedly. In addition, I will also begiven opportunity to attend alumni and university events, which brings forththe latest developments and excellent networking opportunities.”