Punjabi University Research Scholars' Association (PURSA) on Tuesday organised a seminar to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at the varsity's arts auditorium.
The function began with patriotic songs presented by Satpal Singh and Gursewak Singh. Association vice-president Sukhdev Singh welcomed the students, faculty members and other guests and introduced the audience to the organising committee of PURSA. The seminar's main speaker, Prof Balkar Singh, talked about the commitment and courage of Shaheed Bhagat Singh together with his readiness to sacrifice everything he had for the cause of socialist revolution in India which began in the form of struggle for Independence from British colonialism.
He said that Bhagat Singh's thinking was as relevant today as it was during his lifetime, and he qualified to be placed among people like Lenin and Che Guevera.
Daljit Ami, noted documentary filmmaker and journalist, was also present to share his understanding of the contemporary relevance of Bhagat Singh. Noted writer Baldev Singh was honoured by PURSA for his contribution to the Punjabi literature. He talked about various unexplored aspects of Bhagat Singh's life and about his experience of writing the novel 'Satluj venhda reha'.
The chief guest, dean (research), Punjabi University, SS Tiwana, congratulated PURSA for making such an honest effort in the university. PURSA president Inderjit Singh thanked the chief guest and other guests. He also requested Tiwana to take serious note of the problems being encountered by research scholars in the university.
The theatre group of Gursharan Singh presented the play, 'Butt bol peya'. Principal of University College, Ghanaur, S Surjit Singh Bhati was also present on the occasion. The stage was conducted by Gursewak Singh.