VC, Punjabi University, Patiala

Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, knew about Giani Gurdit Singh’s work long before he met Giani ji at New Delhi where Giani ji lived in the early 1980s. Dr Jaspal Singh wrote a message for the book Giani Gurdit Singh: 1923-2007. Please click here to read more.

Tamil Nadu Governor’s message

The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, had a long association with Giani Gurdit Singh ji. Such a modest and cultured man is he that he himself called Sardarni Inderjit Kaur and said: “Sardarni Sahiba, this is Surjit Singh.” No aides, no PAs or Secretaries. The message reveals as much about its author as it does to the person it is dedicated to. Please click here to read it.

Giani Gurdit Singh 1923-2007

February 24, 2008, was the 85th Giani Gurdit Singh ji. What better way to mark it than to get together and celebrate his life and achievements. Well, we did precisely that at the Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh.

Sardar Tarlochan Singh, an old friend and associate of Giani ji released a book on him in which over 40 scholars have written articles about Giani Gurdit Singh and his world.

Padam Bhushan Prof B N Goswamy, spoke on Giani Gurdit Singh and the impress that he left on the minds of those who met him.

Prof Rajpal Singh, Secretary General, Punjab Arts Council conduced the function. He also read aloud some passages from the Mera Bachpan chapter of Mera Pind, and Mrs Poonam Singh, Editor Preetlari read from the chapter Mera Pind da Muh Mattha.

Please click here to read a detailed report on the event.

Please click on the photograph that you see below to see more photographs of the book release.

Gianiji Book Release

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