Tribune News Service
Mohali, December 16
In order to promote Punjabi language and culture, the Punjab government will soon bring in a proposal in the forthcoming cabinet meeting for setting up Punjabi Film Development Council in the state.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi announced this during an award function organised at Chandigarh University, Gharuan, to honour Punjabi actors, singers and musicians for their contribution to Punjabi culture.
Channi said a proposal in this regard would be cleared in the coming cabinet meeting. He said it is the need of the hour to promote the glorious cultural heritage of the state through films, which are the latest and most effective way of communication nowadays. He said it would go a long way in showcasing rich cultural heritage of Punjab across the globe.
During the Shane-e-Punjab function organised by Punjabi Film, Music and Television Guild Society and Punjab Tourism Department, Channi honoured Punjabi singers, late Gurmeet Bawa and Sardool Sikander, with Shan-E-Punjab tribute award and music composer Charanjit Ahuja and actor Gaggu Gill with Shan--E-Punjab lifetime achievement awards.
Prominent among those present were Sidhu Mooselwala, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Karamjit Anmol, Yograj Singh, Upasna Singh, Satinder Satti, Ranjit Bawa and Master Saleem.
The CM also honoured Gippi Grewal, Sunanda Sharma, Ranjit Bawa, Dev Kharod, Gurlej Akhtar and Kulwinder Kaily.
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