Surrey August 16, 2020. Two resolutions passed in the first birth centenary function of great scholar Dr Harbhajan Singhcelebrated at Gurdwara Sahib Brookside, Surrey organised by Hardarshan Memorial International Trust and Canadian Ramgarhia Society. The first resolution is to take up matter with Ministry of Communication, GOI to release his postage stamp in his honour and second one, to put up proposal to SGPC to display his portrait at Sikh Museum at Amritsar.
The first birth centenary function was started by Secretary Charanjit Singh Marwaha. Surinder Singh Jabal, president of Gurdwara Sahib Brookside, welcomed the audience and gave introduction about the life of Dr Harbhajan Singh and his literary achievements.
S. Jaiteg Singh Anant, founder of Hardarshan Memorial International Trust Canada and the keynote speaker in the function explained various aspects of Doctor Sahib. Remembering, he said Dr Harbhajan Singh was a great scholar, founder of modern poetry, great thinker, successful teacher, one of topmost critic, knew Punjabi, Hindi, English and Persian languages and a good translator. He wrote 106 books on various topics. In real sense, he was a great personality of 20th century. The main speaker asked various organisations to have functions about Dr Harbhajan Singh to connect him with the people.
Two B.C. poets Bikar Singh Khosa and Hardam Singh Maan were honoured with Dr. Harbhajan Singh memorial award. Rajwant Raj read citation in honour of Bikkar Singh Khosa and Hardam Singh Maan. Member Parliament Sukh Dhaliwal, Member Parliament Randeep Singh Sarai, MLA Rachana Singh and former MLA Dev Hayer gave plaque, shawl, turban and appreciation letter to both the poets. The poets read poems of Dr Harbhajan Singh. The MP Sukh Dhaliwal on behalf of House of Commons, Canada presented appreciation certificates to both organisers.
S. Charan Singh Virdi, Pritpal Singh Gill, Surjit Singh Madhopuri, Harsharan Kaur, Palwinder Singh Randhawa and Darshan Sangha of Kendri Lekhak Sabha ( North America), Mota Singh Jheeta and Gian Singh of World Sikh organization, Preet Manpreet, Gurmit Singh Sidhu, Devinder Gautam and Rajwant Raj of Gazal Manch Surrey, Amrik Singh Palahi and Jarnail Singh Sekha Lekhak Manch Vancouver, Mohan Singh Gill Vancouver Vichar Manch, Bhupinder Malhi of Virasat foundation, Jarnail Singh Sidhu, Surinder Singh Gauri and Harchand Singh Gill of Senior Citizen Center, Pirya roop grandson and granddaughters Jotica Singh and Eshiya Singh of Dr Harbhajan Singh and executive members of Canadian Ramgarhia Society were present in the function.
Special supplement published on Dr Harbhajan Singh by Indo Canadian times, daily Chardikala, Desh Pardesh, Punjab Times America and Punjab link newspapers were released in the function. President, S. Surinder Singh Jabal thanked the media for their cooperation.