Punjab Govt to frame a new cultural policy

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Ludhiana, Oct 27 (UNI) The Punjab Government will frame a new cultural policy to ensure proper preservation and development of rich Punjabi culture and heritage.

Disclosing this here today, Punjab Chief Minister's Media Advisor Harcharan Bains said funds would be no constraint for this purpose.

He was addressing the writers and students at a function after releasing a Punjabi book '' Palli Bhupinder Singh Da Naat Parvachan '' edited by Dr Ravel Singh and Dr Nirmal Jaura, at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women here.

Dr Bains, acknowledging the contribution of committed writers in creating and preserving the literature for the next generations, said it was the duty of the Culture organisations and the governments to upkeep the heritage and culture institutions, so that the younger generation could seek inspiration from them.

Citing couplets of the renowned poets Dr Ilama Iqbal and Surjit Patar, Dr Bains said the writers are the real mirror of the society and they put in their whole lives to create masterpieces and classics.

He said society should give them full respect and assistance so that they could write in congenial atmosphere.

Appreciating the contribution of Dr Surjit Patar in enriching the Punjabi literature, Dr Bains said, ''Dr Pattar has written on all aspects of life and his poetry is a true reflection of the society.

Dr Bains, extending his felicitation to Pali Bhupinder Singh Punjabi Play Writer, the author of the book, said his plays has played an important role in guiding and educating the people on different burning issues. He said that the young writers should be fully encouraged by the social and educational organisations.

Later interacting with mediapersons, Dr Bains told that a Media Corporation would be set up soon as the CM had already given his approval for it.


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