The 2-day 6th World Punjabi Conference concluded here this evening. Finance Minister, Manpreet Singh Badal was chief guest during valedictory session.
Speaking during occasion, Manpreet Singh Badal said that though Punjab is struggling with the financial crisis but we are open to address all the problems related to Punjabi language.
He further said that, the problems discussed in the 2-day conference are not due to any political party or any person. Thus we need to address these issues collectively by rising above the party lines.
Eminent Punjabi journalist, Satnam Manak gave away the valedictory address .
HS Hanspal, Chairman- World Punjabi Conference and an ex-MP presided over the function. The vote of thanks was given by Dr.Surjit Patar , Padmashri and Chairman of Punjab Arts Council.
Earlier in the morning, Prof Joga Singh moderated the session on Punjabi Language.
In this session, Suwarn Singh Virk, Smt Sukhvinder Amrit , Prog Dharam Singh and Khalid Hussian spoke on the various subjects related to punjabi language.
Next session was on Literature and other arts. Dr Ravi Ravinder moderated the session. Dr Jaswinder Singh, Waryam Sandhu , Kewal Dhaliwal , Dr Nivedita Singh and Dr Harjit Singh were the speakers for this session.
They spoke on the various issues, related to Punjabi literature , culture , theater , music and cinema.
In a session related to Punja bi Diaspora, Sukhi Bath, Iqbal Mahal, Manmohan Maheru and Harjit Atwal spoke on the subjects related to legal and illegal migration and problems of new entrants as students in various countries.
The next political session was attended by Prem Singh Chandumajra from SAD , Iqbal Singh Lalpura from BJP, Dr Bhiminder Singh from AAP and Hardev Singh Arshi from CPI (M) .
All leaders voiced their collective views that issues taken up by the conference are so serious that all political parties should stand up beyond the party lines and address these issued collectively.
Attendance in all sessions was overwhelming and people actively participated in discussions .