Deteriorating economic condition of people in Punjab, and their losing interest in Punjabi language and Punjabiat have been the point of discussion in the two-day International Punjabi Conference in New Delhi.
The conference has been organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) at Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi.
In the conference, former MP Tarlochan Singh, Managing Director of Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee Manjinder Singh GK, General Secretary of Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa and various others were present, along with the great dignitaries associated with Punjabi.
PTC News’s Anchor Harpreet Singh Sahni also participated in the conference and said that ‘the first time news went to the common man was in the form of newspapers, then came Television and today social media has taken over.’
‘Punjabi digital media is a booming industry and their is a lot of scope for the youth. There was a time when people would wake up, sip a cup of tea with newspapers, later came a stage where the television took over and became a faster medium. And today, each one wakes up to news feed on their phone. Technology has improved and so have the medium of information.’ he added.
General secretary of Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that language is not only a means of communication but the epitome of culture development. Preserving and propagating Punjabi language is our primary responsibility.
Vice President Sukhhi Singh Bath, Canada, S. Ajaib Singh Chattha Canada and Mr. Mita Anita Singh, former Chairperson of Punjabi Academy, Delhi. Sukhpal Singh Dhanoa Mail Interactive Whitehouse USA, S. Sardar Gurinder Singh Khalsa, USA, S. Bhai Maninder Pal Singh President Punjabi Pracharik Sabha, Delhi. S. Sardar Gian Singh Kang, Canada, were among the chief guests.
The two day International Punjabi Conference at Delhi was inaugurated by Former Prime Minster of India, Dr Manmohan Singh.