Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has invited famous Punjabi poet Amarjit Chandan for a poetry-reading session on 17.01.2010 in the English Auditorium. The internationally renowned poet would read his poems written in Punjabi and English. Amarjit Chandan (1946, Nairobi) lives and works in London, and has published five collections of poetry, and four books of essays in Punjabi. Four of his books are also published in Farsi script from Lahore, West Punjab. Chandan has edited and translated over thirty anthologies of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction by, among others, Brecht, Neruda, Ritsos, Hikmet, Vallejo, Cardenal and John Berger in Punjabi. Chandan was one of the ten British poets selected by Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate, for the National Poetry Day in 2001, and has participated in the Alderburgh, Ledbury and King’s Lynn poetry festivals. English versions of his poems have appeared in England in various collections including Being Here (1995, 1999, 2005), Sonata for Four Hands prefaced by John Berger (2010); and in magazines such as Atlas, Artrage, Bazaar, Brand, Critical Quarterly, Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry Review (England), Akköy and Papirus (Turkey), Erismus, Ombrela and Odos Panos (Greece), and Lettre Internationale (Romania). Chandan received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 from the Language Department, Government of the Punjab, India; and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 from the Panjabis in Britain, All-Party Parliamentary Group, London and Anaad Poetry Award, India in 2009. His short poem carved in 40-foot long stone by Eric Peever, designed by Bhajan Hunjan, both in Punjabi and its English version is installed in High Street Slough England. Chandan was close associate of famous Punjabi poets Pash and Lal Singh Dil.