The Baba Farid society, which organises the annual Baba Farid heritage festival here, has announced names of winners of 15th Baba Farid award for honesty and Bhagat Puran Singh award for service to humanity.
Giving this information, Inderjeet Singh Khalsa, chairman of the society, said that the Baba Farid award for honesty would be shared by two persons, MK Tiwari, senior IPS officer, who is currently serving as additional director general of police (ADGP) in Punjab and Swarn Singh, additional superintending engineer at Lehra Mohabbat thermal plant in Bathinda.
"The Bhagat Puran Singh award would go to Dr Jasbir Singh Aulakh, in-charge of the maternal and child health care centre at civil hospital, Barnala," said Khalsa.
The society had instituted these awards in 2000 and since then, many prominent personalities have been honoured. Each award carries `1 lakh and a citation. The awards would be presented on September 23, the concluding day of the Baba Farid festival.