Surjit Patar appointed Punjab Arts Council chairman

surjit-patar-appointed-punjab-arts-council-chairmanCelebrated Punjabi poet Surjit Patar on 22nd August appointed as Chairman of Punjab Arts Council in place of television anchor Satinder Satti. Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu presented the nomination letter from Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh at Patar’s residence here.
In a spontaneous decision, Sidhu decided to personally visit Patar’s residence in Ludhiana to deliver the appointment letter. Before leaving Chandigarh on this happy visit, the minister told HT, “I am doing so to honour him for he has honoured us by accepting this nomination.” Cricketer, comedy star and now a politician, Sidhu has long been an admirer of Patar’s poetry. When he had floated ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ political party last year — before joining the Congress — he had used a couplet by Patar for the publicity poster which said: ‘Je aayi patjharh te ki hai, tu agli rut te yakin rakhin’ (So what if it is autumn now, keep faith in the next season).

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