By-PT. Rao, Chandigarh,10 Aug : 8th Aug 2008 4 pm was memorable day for me at least because first time i got opportunity to attend state level literary function. Though i attended many literary function in karanataka but this Punjabi sahit Ratan Award ceremony was heart touching.
It is so because our highly respected Chief Minister Saradaar Prakash Singh Ji Badal, was giving such great speech to encourage writers. He was directly attaching Literature to social problems. His speech was emphasizing to say that all soc ail problems can be solved by creating new king of literature.
Even Education Minister Upinderjeet Kaur also gave stress on importance of literature in ever day life. It is true that good literature can improve the status people . There can be change in socail structure if we can produse good literature. Only such award ceremony can encourage young generation to write and read literature.
Somewhere i felt such kind of award ceremony should not be held in Air conditioned rooms like Law Auditorium Rather these functions should be held in rural area. so that rural youth can prod use more and more literature because urban literature has modern commercial aspect to it.Let us hope next Award Ceremony may be held in remote area of Punjab rather than in Chandigarh City beautiful with only 3 Public Libraries but having more than 150 Daru ke Adde