Saturday, February 27, 2010

Seminar on transnational Punjabi literature

Eminent scholars, litterateurs and artistes from world over are converging on Punjabi University campus for a seminar on Transnational Punjabi Literature and Culture: Challenges and opportunities.

The two days seminar on February 28 and March 1, being organised by World Punjabi Centre (WPC) in association with Sahitya Academy, New Delhi will be inaugurated by Manpreet Singh Badal, Finance Minister, Punjab. Deepak Manmohan Singh, Director, WPC will welcome the guests in the inaugural session to be presided over by Jaspal Singh, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University. SP Gautam, Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Jotiba Phule University, Rohilkhand will deliver the keynote address.

Among those present as guests of honour will be Fakhar Zaman, chairman, Pakistan Academy of Letters, SS Noor, Vice President, Sahitya Academy, JS Dhaliwal of Canada chapter of WPC, Gurumel from University of Fresno, US and AS Brar and SS Gill, Vice Chancellors of GNDU, Amritsar and BFUHS, Faridkot, respectively.

There will be a concert of Sufi music, Sufiana, on the conclusion of the inaugural day by India's leading Sufi lyricist, composer, singer and scholar, Madan Gopal Singh.

A fortnight long exhibition of paintings by Swarnjit Savi will also be inaugurated by eminent artist Sidharth during the seminar.

Full report here Punjabi Newsline

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