Canadian university institutes scholarship in name Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
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  • Updated: Dec 11, 2013 23:37 IST

Aiming at promoting Punjabi literature and history, a scholarship in the name of infamous Sikh scholar and litterateur Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha has been instituted at the University of Winnipeg in Canada.


The university has also placed collections of Nabha's works and installed his portrait in its library.
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Sources said the Canadian unit of the Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha Foundation (BKSNF) had initiated talks with the foreign university in this regard.

BKSNF spokesman in India Dr Jagmail Singh Bhathuan said the award would be given to a student with high academic achievement studying religion, history, politics or history of south Asia with particular interest in Punjabi and Sikh culture.

The university, in association with BKSNF (Canada), had also held a literary seminar on the 75th death anniversary of the eminent scholar at the university campus recently.

"The library collection includes a wide range of titles and Nabha's works focussing on Punjabi language and the Sikh faith," he said.

Mohinder Singh Dhillon, president of BKSNF (Canada), who also donated $20,000  for the scholarship, said they have also established a Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha Fund in partnership with the university to help promote Nabha's legacy.

Meanwhile, Dr Lloyd Axworthy, president and vice-chancellor of the university, welcoming the generous gesture, assured all type of assistance to promote Punjabi and Sikh culture at the university.

"The university continues to build strong ties with the Indo- Canadian community and we look forward to strengthening this relationship," he said in a press release issued by BKSNF.

 

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