DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
The Punjab Government has decided to organise a week long ‘Punjabi Language and Cultural Utsav’ dedicated Punjabi Language. The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Charanjit Singh Channi with the officials of various concerned departments. Briefing about the event Channi said that week long celebrations dedicated to promotion of Punjabi language would be held from February 14 to 21, 2020.
As per the program inaugural function would be held at Punjabi University, Patiala on February 14, 2020. Surjit Patar and Waryam Sandhu would present papers on challenges and solutions faced by the Punjabi Language. Apart from this 11 prominent personalities would be honoured for their contribution for the promotion of Punjabi Language. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Charanjit Singh Channi both cabinet ministers would also grace the occasion.
On February 15, Punjabi Kavi Darbar and Gazal singing function would be held at Punjab Arts Council Sector 16, Chandigarh. Prominent Punjabi Poets would be honoured on the occasion. On February 17, 2020 International Seminar on Punjab Language would be organised at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and prominent personalities working for the development and promotion of Punjabi Language would be honoured.
In the series of the event on 18th February stage play competition among winning teams of 4 universities (Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Panajb University, Chandigarh, Punjab University, Patiala and Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana) would be held at Punjab University. Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy would also perform Punjabi play ‘Loona’ on the occasion. On February 19, Folk Dance and Folk Songs competitions would be held at Guru Nanak Bhawan Ludhiana. Famous Punjabi Singer would also give his performance on this occasion in the evening. On the concluding day Punjab Arts Council would organise functions at Ludhiana and Chandigarh, at Ludhiana Punjab Sahit Academy and at Chandigarh Punjab Arts council would organise parallel functions to promote Punjabi Language. Besides this Language department would also hold a seminar and Kavi Darbar for promotion of Punjabi Language.
In the meeting events for the International Punjabi Film Festival-2020 were also finalised which would be held on March 16 and 17, 2020. The Cultural Affairs Minister Charanjit Singh would inaugurate the festival and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would preside over the valedictory function. During this two day film festival prominent Punjab Films would be shown on the big screen and prominent Punjabi Film Actors, producers, Directors and other technical persons related to this field would be honoured.