Surrey: Punjab is going through a very serious crisis but unfortunately the issue of Punjab is not on the agenda of any political party in Punjab. People have to fight to solve the issues facing Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat. These views were expressed by renowned Punjabi playwright, film writer, director and thinker Pali Bhupinder Singh while speaking at a meeting held in his honor at his residence by Surrey progressive youth and film producer Lovepreet Sandhu (Lucky). Eminent personalities related to Punjabi culture, art, literature, film and other different fields of Surrey and Vancouver area participated in this meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, Lovepreet Sandhu (Lucky) welcomed everyone and introduced the persons present to Pali Bhupinder. Pali Bhupinder Singh very frankly narrated the story of his life’s struggle. Talking about his literary journey, he said that he was born in Jaito, the land of the great Punjabi novelist Gurdayal Singh and master poet Deepak Jaitoi, and while studying in college, he started his literary journey by writing poetry and later adopted the dramatic genre. So far he has written 35 plays which are included in the syllabus of different classes. Many of his plays are translated into Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and English.
Talking about Punjab, he said that the people of Punjab, through a great experience, removed the traditional parties from the political screen and gave a chance to a new party to take over the reins of Punjab by winning 92 seats. The thing is that this government is also following the footsteps of previous governments and has forgotten its promises and people’s issues.
About being active on social media, he clarified that by using social media as a weapon, he has awakened people to the public issues of Punjab and it is because of this media that ‘die or resist’ against drugs in Punjab. By running the Karo movement, the Congress government of Punjab was forced to turn around. Similarly, the issue of Punjab University has also been fought by using social media as a weapon and the first battle was fought against ‘parking mafia’ and stopped the hooliganism happening in the area of Ludhiana, Jagraon, Moga.
Pali Bhupinder Singh also admitted that due to his entry into politics, he had to bear a lot of losses in his theater and film field as well and now he has decided to focus all his attention on the real work of his plays and films. He also hinted that in the coming days, he will be working together with friends like Lucky Sandhu in the beautiful Fiza of Surrey, Vancouver for Punjabi films.
In this meeting, besides others, Jyoti Sahota, Dr. Hakam Singh Bhullar, Vishal Garg, J. Minhas, J. S. Cheema, Inderjit Bains, Bhupinder Malhi, Navdeep Bajwa, Prof. Gopal Singh Buttar, Hardam Mann, Angrez Brar, Ashok Bansal Mansa, Balveer Boparai, Dr. Shabnam Malli, Aman Dhaliwal, Karam Bath, Rupan Kahlon, Balraj Sivia, Dr. Syed Fareed, Manpreet Jawanda, Randeep Khaira and Navtej Sandhu joined.