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‘ACFA offers a seamless mix of academics and extracurricular activities to students’

Geetanjali Bawa, mother of Simran Bawa, who is pursuing BA from Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA) Jalandhar, lauded the college for helping students provide a better understanding of their own abilities, talents, and career goals.

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Geetanjali Bawa with her spouse Gagandeep Singh Bawa with her daughter Simran.

Geetanjali works with an e-commerce firm while her spouse, Gagandeep Singh Bawa, is a Circle manager with Max Life Insurance. They are proud parents of Simran, a second-year BA student with subjects Psychology, Elective English and Economics. In an interview, Geetanjali explains how ACFA made her daughter more responsible and efficient by giving her leadership roles.

Why did you pick ACFA for Simran?

ACFA is the best college for the holistic development of students as it gives them adequate exposure in every sphere. It is known for offering a seamless mix of academics and extracurricular activities to students. I don’t think there’s a better college than ACFA in Punjab and it’s not just my viewpoint but everyone in Punjab believes so. That’s why we didn’t consult anyone about which college to opt for. Also, Ms. Anupama Kalia, a seasoned faculty member at Apeejay, is our neighbour and based on our interactions with her we were quite aware about the ethos of Apeejay.

Are you content with the progress made by Simran since being enrolled in ACFA?

Simran secured first position in a poetry competition named ‘Inked Solace’ organised by Elysium House of Books

Absolutely! She has become more responsible and mature and her confidence has scaled new heights. Let me buttress my point with an example. Simran is the Treasurer of Students’ Welfare Association and her role is to maintain records tracking every income and expense financial transaction. We thought it would be a great idea if we gave her the responsibility of managing our household finances too. We did that and now I am happy to state that she is doing an exceptional job of money management. Such leadership roles help students gain a better understanding of their own abilities, talents, and career goals. Academically too she is doing great. She is the topper of the class. Simranis also a budding writer and a poet.  She has published several books, novels and short stories on various online platforms, one of them being Wattpad. She has won several poetry competitions for her self-composed poems. Recently, she bagged first position in a poetry competition named ‘Inked Solace’ organised by Elysium House of Books. This competition wasn’t easy as budding poets across all age groups and nationalities participated in it. She is also pursuing an internship at an automobile company and she writes blogs for their website.

How about the teachers?

Students share excellent rapport with teachers. The faculty too gives parental love and care to students. The teachers are extremely cooperative and have tons of patience and that’s why they were able to conduct online classes smoothly.

What are Simran’s future plans?

She wants to pursue post-graduation in either Psychology or English. She hasn’t made up her mind as of now.

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