Chandigarh, Oct 10 (PTI) Punjab Education Minister O P Soni gave cash prizes totalling to Rs 15.50 lakh to 18 meritorious students here Wednesday. Also Read - Punjab Board Class 12th Result 2020 Likely to be Declared Today: Here’s How to Check Your Score

The students were given awards for excelling in Punjab School Education Board examinations – 2018, read an official press release. Also Read - PSEB 12th Result 2019: Punjab Board Declares Class 12 Board Exam Scores on Official Website, Check Now

During the award giving ceremony, the students were also given commendation certificates. Soni said good quality education was the need of the hour. Also Read - PSEB 12th Result 2019 Date: Punjab Board Likely to Declare Class 12 Board Exam Scores by May 15 at, Know More

He asked teachers and principals to work diligently and improve the quality of education in the state.

The minister announced a cash award of Rs 2 lakh for the principal whose whose five school students bagged the cash awards.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.