23 Feb : Panjab University is going to organize the 2nd world Punjabi conference today (i.e. on 24th February, 2009) at 10.00 a.m. in the University Law auditorium. Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab will inaugurate the conference. Prof. Satinder Singh Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, will deliver the key note address.
Prof S.S. Gill Vice-Chancellor Baba Farid University of Health Sciences will be the guest of the honour. A cultural programme in the evening at 06.0 p.m. will be held. Mrs. Gurmeet Bawa, Glory Bawa and Laichy Bawa will entertain the audience in the Law Auditorium. S. Hira Singh Gabrihia, Minister of Jails and Cultural Affairs, Punjab, will preside over the cultural function, Mrs Purnima Beri, General Secretary Sh. Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha will be the guest of honour.
Gatka party will present their marshal art and Bajigar party will show their artistic actions. Folk-dances and folk-orchestra will also be presented by the artists. The objective of this conference is to develop holistic methods based upon the critical systems available in sciences, social-sciences, humanities and literary theory, and also scrutinize the issues, contexts and concerns of contemporary Punjabi culture. Our effort shall be to make it a truly collaborative enterprise for scholars drawn from different disciplines and faculties. Apart from serving as a common platform for the scholars, researches and students of various disciplines, the conference also proposes to promote an inter disciplinary approach to Punjabi Studies in the region. Six academic session related with the issues such as; Punjabi Sensibility & Literary Discourse; Development & Cultural Transformation; Invasion, Dispersions and Diaspora; Cultural Anthropology of Punjab; Punjabi Culture in Electronic Media, Print Media & Cinema. will be discussed in the conference and the well-known scholars from India and abroad are coming to present the papers.