First-ever Punjab Bhawan to be inaugurated outside India
Mohali, May 22, 2017: With the objective to promote Punjabi literature, culture and art a Punjab Bhawan has been opened up in Surrey, Canada. This is the first-time-ever that such a Bhawan has been inaugurated outside India. The Bhawan will facilitate a meeting place for poets & journalists where they can exchange their views.
The space for setting up the Bhawan, where portraits of eminent Punjabi writers and others have been put up, has been provided by Sukhi Bath, an NRI and philanthropist settled in Canada under the aegis of his charitable group- Sukhi Bath Sewa Club. The Bhawan also has a digital Library which contains over 1 lakh books.
Addressing a press conference at Hotel Dawat in Sector-59, Mohali, Mr Sukhi Bath said that the Punjab Bhawan would facilitate the exchange of ideas, thoughts and philosophy. Mr Bath said, “We have tried to create an enabling environment which can support Punjabi artists and literary scholars to be able to develop their creative potential”.
Artists and journalists demonstrate and reflect on all questions of societies and evoke encounters between people, he said.
Sukhi Bath Sewa Club has been involved in solemnization of mass marriages and other charitable works including health check-up camps, eye-check up camps etc. and continues to work for the upliftment of the marginalized sections of the society.
The Bhawan was inaugurated last October and writers, artists and social activists had gathered for the event. No politician from any stream was invited for the function.