Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago is organizing it's sixth annual Punjabi youth scholarship and graduation night on Sunday, June 18, 2006, starting at 5:00 p.m., at Sher-A-Punjab Banquet Hall, 2525 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago. The night is to honor the class of 2006, both high school and college. The celebration will include recognition awards, key note address, delicious food, DJ music, dancing and networking.
PCS Scholarships of $1000 and $500 and the Graduation Night celebration is Sponsored by Jay Singh-Morgan Stanley, Dr Surjit S. Patheja, Dr Robert Singh, Bibi Bhagwant Kaur Sidhu, Bhai Mohinder Singh, Sher-A-Punjab Banquets and many other community supporters.
"The purpose of this program is to encourage our community youth towards higher education, to form support groups, get to know each other for future networking, and to socialize," said Jasbir Singh Palia P.C.S. president.
“The last date to register for the scholarships is May 21, 2006 (extended),” said Baljeet Kaur Sangha, the P.C.S. youth coordinator.
”P.C.S. will award $1000 and $500 scholarships to qualified High School Seniors Punjabi students. PCS seeks Sponsors for the Scholarships and the Graduation Night event to be held on June 18th,” said Harbir Singh Virk, PCS Inter-community director.
“All the graduates will receive certificates of accomplishment from the state treasurer Judy Baar Topinka,” said Mohinderjit Singh Saini and Onkar Singh Sangha, members of Asian American advisory council to the treasurer Topinka. Graduates give your names by June 1st so that the certificates can be prepared in time.
”This event is also to honor all the performing artists of "Rangla Punjab 2006" for their hard work, participation, and dedication to promote Punjabi culture and performing arts, “ said Dr. Navdeep Kaur Sandhu, PCS chairperson.
“The admission is complimentary to the Class of 2006 Graduates, and "Rangla Punjab 2006" participants, but $10 each for the family and friends of both the graduates & participants (subsidized charge to cover dinner cost),” said Rony Kular, PCS treasurer.
“I think this event is an excellent community service opportunity to promote education among next generation, I urge all the community oriented corporations to support PCS Chicago projects,” said Jay Singh, the PCS financial advisor.
“All the eligible graduates, Rangla Punjab participants, and guests must register in advance for a dinner head count by June 11th, “ said Bhinder Singh Pamma, vice president of PCS.
This is also an opportunity for the families to suggest improvements to PCS programs and participate in PCS's community building endeavors.
For more information contact: Baljeet K. Sangha (630) 833-8091, Harbir S. Virk (847) 331-2970, Amarjit K. Atwal (847) 564-4735, Sunny S. Kular (312) 318-4428, Jasbir S. Palia (847) 947-2208, Bhinder S. Pamma (847) 991-8689 or any PCS official.