One of its kind in the city, a book club, Ludhiana Book Club, was formed by Gurcharan Singh, a retired principal, at his residence in 285-B, Rajguru Nagar.
The club has been formed with an aim to cultivate a culture of reading and sharing critical ideas with each other. On this occasion, a meeting was held at Singh’s resident that was attended by Deepinder Singh, a neuro surgeon, Jaswant Singh, a retired auditor at the office of Comptroller Auditor General of India (CAG), Ravinder Brar, a former teacher activist, GS Walia, a Punjabi writer and scholar, Krishan Singh, a renowned writer and scholar of Sikhism, Sukhwinder Kaur, a professor at Government College for Girls, Rajiv Kumar, a professor of psychology at Government College for Girls, Kezhdai, an Afghan national and a former student of PCTE, and Jaspal Singh, Punjab Civil Service (PCS) and former professor of Punjabi.
All members present at the meeting appreciated the effort and shown keen interest in activities of the club. Singh said, “The main aim of the club is to generate interest about books of different genres among people. At the club, the best-selling books will be read, shared and critically examined.”
He added, “I observed that we have a few platforms in the city where people can come together and read, write and share. Such platforms can bring about an imperceptible change in society.”