Singers promote Punjabi at ‘Jagriti March’

Singers promote Punjabi at ‘Jagriti March’

Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaaj performs during an event at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Tribune Photos: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 26

The Punjabi Jagriti Manch in association with the Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust on Wednesday organised a ‘Punjabi Jagriti March’ and cultural event to propagate the mother tongue.

Dedicated to Punjabi Boli, the march which started from Lyallpur Khalsa School, Nakodar, culminated at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall, Jalandhar. Activists, writers, singers, intellectuals, academics, sporting white T-shirts marched in favour of Punjabi language.

Sarbjit Cheema performs during an event at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Tribune Photos: Malkiat Singh

A galaxy of eminent Punjabi singers was present on the occasion. Singers Satinder Sartaj, Manmohan Waris, Kamal Heer, Lakhwinder Wadali, Sarbjit Cheema, Nirmal Sidhu, Dalwinder Dyalpuri and Anadi Mishra regaled the audience in a cultural programme in which students and youths enjoyed songs in honour of the Punjabi language.

Organised by the Punjab Jagriti Manch’s Satnam Manak and Deepak Bali as well as Dubai-based hotelier SPS Oberoi, the march features a reintroduction of the youth to their roots through the culture and songs of Punjab. The platform is among the advocates vouching for a Punjabi popular culture which should be free of lewd and bawdy songs as is the norm. During the event a memorandum was also submitted to the DC calling for better propagation of Punjabi.

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