The World Punjabi Centre (WPC) and the Department of Music, Punjabi University, organised a musical evening "Wagde panian di gaika: Surinder Kaur" on its campus.
The evening was organised to mark the release of biography of the noted Punjabi singer, Surinder Kaur, "Wagde panian da sangeet", penned by her daughter, Dolly Guleria, by the vice-chancellor, Jaspal Singh.
The vice-chancellor announced to finance the project, to make an audio-visual film on Surinder Kaur in any format.
While appreciating the role and efforts of Dolly Guleria to carry forward the rich legacy of Surinder Kaur, Singh said that it was only through efforts of singers like her that Punjabi folk and classical music had weathered all storms, unleashed by the western and vulgar fury.
Dolly and students of music department rendered compositions of Surinder Kaur.
Dolly announced to start a trophy in memory of her mother to be given to the best folk singer.
Describing Surinder Kaur as the icon of Punjabi music, director of the WPC, Deepak Manmohan Singh said that it was a proud moment for the university to honour the legendary singer.