Prof Gurbhajan Gill to be honoured with Balraj Sahni Memorial Award

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Prof Gurbhajan Gill to be honoured

Ludhiana, December 4, 2019: Eminent Punjabi poet and former president Punjabi Sahit Akademi Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill would be honoured with Balraj Sahni Memorial Award by Our Space Cinema organisation during the 5th Ludhiana Short Film Festival being organised at Ishmeet Singh Music Institute, Ludhiana on December 7, 2019.
This film festival would be inaugurated by former vice chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh.
While providing information, Mr Pardeep Singh USA, Prof Manjit Singh Chhabra and Dr Paramjit Sohal from Our Space Cinema stated that the Ludhiana Short Film Festival has been flourishing under the guidance of Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill for the last four years and has been instrumental in collaboration of Our Space Cinema with several national and international organisations.
They said that Our Space Cinema group is single handedly becoming the custodian to the meaningful cinema in Punjab with its pragmatic approach by organizing Ludhiana Short Film Festivals since 2013. The philosophical ethos of this group is to promote good art of cinema with adherence to punjabi cultural and social values. Memories of good old art and artists are getting buried under loads of commercial cinema, produced by profiteers. To pay the due respect and regards to great old artists and civility pioneers Our Space Cinema is going to start an award in the name of Sh. Balraj Sahni Ji, who was a true Punjabi intellectual writer cum filmmaker who built a bridge between two great arts of literature and cinema. If there is any time when Punjabi filmmakers and artists needs visionary references, it is now.
Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill has not only contributed towards literature, but is also working for promoting Sports culture in different parts of the state.
Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill has remained President of Punjabi Sahit Akademi Ludhiana for four years (2010-14) has 16 poetry books to his credit. Besides, he is actively associated with Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, Kila Raipur Sports Surjit Sports Association Batala (Gurdaspur), besides several others. In the year 2016, he was awarded fellowship by Punjabi University Patiala and by Punjabi Sahit Akademi in 2018. He also played an instrumental role in the development of Punjab Bhawan in Surrey (Canada).

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019