Ludhiana: An interface programme with Sukhi Bath, a famous Canada based entrepreneur, philanthropist and social worker, was held at Punjabi Bhawan here today, under the aegis of Maharaja Duleep Singh Memorial Trust (MDSMT), Bassian near Raikot, in collaboration with Punjabi Sahit Akademi. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Gurbhajan Gill, Chairman of MDSMT, said that on the foreign lands philanthropists like Sukhi Bath are contributing immensely through the Studio-7 toward the promotion of Punjabi culture and heritage. He elaborated that Sukhi Bath is now building of Punjabi Bhawan at Surrey, Canada in the memory of his revered father. In addition to this, he has been running several welfare programmes including providing health care facilities, arranging girl wedding of poor families, honouring Punjabi litterateurs in Canada and several social and welfare activities.
In his remarks, Sukhi Bath said safeguarding the richness of Punjab and Punjabiat was the responsibility of all of us and that endeavouring to protect of our youth from treading on the wrong paths was utmost necessity. There must be enough employment opportunities for our youth, he said adding that they should be made sustainable right here and they should not feel the need to look for green pasture on foreign lands.
Dr Jagtar Dhiman, of Punjabi Culture Study Circle International (PCSCI) appreciated the efforts being made by diaspora in promoting the cause of cultural and social welfare. The setting up of Punjab Bhawan at Surrey will provide a common platform for all Punjabis and will be a landmark forPunjabiat.
Sukhi Bath was honoured with a shawl and memento on behalf of the MDSMT by Gurbhajan Gill, Prithipal Singh Hayer, Prof Ravinder Bhathal, Trailochan Lochi, Manjinder Dhanoa, and Principal Prem Singh Bajaj. Mr Surinder Kaile, and Dr Gulzar Pandher presented Sukhi Bath with a docket of PSA publications. Prominent among others, who were present on the occasion were Jasmer Singh Dhatt, Tirath Singh CEO, Charhdi Kala TV, Mrs Inderjit Bhinder, Prof GurIqbal Singh, Dr P.S.Benipal, Amrit Singh Patara, Dalbir Singh Ludhianvi, Ravideep, Tarlochan Dramatist, Dr Paramjit Sohal and Jaspreet Singh of Young Writers Association, PAU.
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