Youngsters should respect their mother tongue: Harbhajan Mann

A Galaxy of singers like Harbhajan Mann and Labh Jhanjua enthralled the audience and made them dance to the tunes of hit Punjabi songs...

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:February 22, 2009 2:49 am

Galaxy of singers enthrals audience at Guru Nanak Girls College

A Galaxy of singers like Harbhajan Mann and Labh Jhanjua enthralled the audience and made them dance to the tunes of hit Punjabi songs during a function held at Guru Nanak Girls College to mark the 110th birth anniversary of Justice Gurnam Singh.

The singers infused electricity into the air and made everyone present sway with their music as they belted song after song from their respective albums.

Speaking on the occasion,singer and actor Harbhajan Mann said with moist eyes that the people of the state were fast forgetting the real values on which the community stands. “We need to respect our mother tongue and treasure Punjabiyat. But this is not usually seen among the young generation which has given in to the influence of the West,” the singer said.

“There was a time when Punjabi films were not given that much importance in the industry. But now we have at least brought the importance of Punjabi songs to the Hindi film industry as almost every film now has a Punjabi song in it,” he said.

He also obliged the audience and sang his famous song ‘Galan Goryan’ on the request of the audience.

Labh Jhanjua also sang the hit song from the movie Singh Is Kinng and filled the air with enthusiasm. Other artists present on the occasion included Sarabjit Cheema,comedian Bhagwant Mann,Kanth Kaler,Ravinder Grewal,Jaily,Manjeet Rupowalia,Gurkirpal Surapuria,Surjit Bhullar,Rani Randeep,Sukhbir Rana,G S Peter,Harpreet Mangat,Kamal Grewal ,Happy Jassowal and Ricnoor.

The function was held to commemorate the 110th birth anniversary of Justice Gurnam Singh,former Chief Minister of Punjab and founder of the college. HS Mattewal,Advocate General,Punjab,was the chief guest on occasion and Harish Rai Dhanda was the guest honour.

Extending a warm welcome to all the guests,principal Dr Charanjit Kaur Mahal highlighted the contributions of Justice Gurnam Singh in transforming the rural economy of Punjab.

Addressing the gathering,H S Mattewal said that Justice Gurnam Singh was ‘a great son of Punjab’ who served the nation with distinction as a statesman,sportsperson,judge and an educationist.

He said Justice Gurnam Singh can be credited for fixation of the minimum support price of food grains by the Government of India.

Jagdev Singh Jassowal,former MLA and Chairman,Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation,Ludhiana,also praised the former chief minister.

Sixty-five meritorious students of the college were awarded tokens of appreciation.

Students of the Music Department of the college entertained the audience with their performance.

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