Saturday, August 1, 2009
NRIs of Canada to Honour Chnadigarh Journalist Baljit Balli
Life Time achievment award for Contribution in Punjabi Media
Chandigarh July 31-NRIs of Canada have decided to honour Mr Baljit Balli, Chief News Reporter , Ajit Group for his contribution to Punjabi Media , Punjabi Language and Culture. Pro Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation Canada have announced Life Time Achievement Award for Mr Balli for year 2009 . The award will be confered on Aug .2,2009 in Surrey , British Columbia . He has been invited to the 14 th annual function of the Foundation called “ Mela Gaddri Babian Da”.It may be recalled that Mr Balli’s weekly column Tirchhinazar has been widely read and it is a very popular in NRI s of Canada and some other countries.
According to the a press release issued by the President of the Foundation Mr Sahib Thind , near 5o thousand people are expected to participate in this Mela.He said this year the mela will be dedicated to the the “Kama Gata Maru Tragedy of 1914 .” According to Jasbir singh Sandhu , the spokesperson of the foundation, prominent NRI M .P s MLAs and Punjabi folk singers will also attend the function.