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'KUSUMBHRA' IS A TRIBUTE TO RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE: DR BARJINDER SINGH HAMDARD

By Siddharth Singh . 20th December 2017 09:30pm
'KUSUMBHRA'  IS A TRIBUTE TO RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE: DR BARJINDER SINGH HAMDARD

Exhorting the people to become ambassadors of the rich cultural heritage of the state, Editor-in-Chief of Ajit group of newspapers Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard has launched his ninth music album 'Kusumbhra' yesterday at Lovely Professional University. The event was also attended by Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu who called upon youngsters to work for preserving the rich cultural legacy of the state. The whole sole purpose of eminent journalist Dr. Hamdard by launching the ninth musical album in the row is to promote the ethos of Punjab, Punjabi, and Punjabiat. So that the youngsters could be made aware of this rich cultural legacy of the state. Dr. Hamdard and Mr. Sidhu were accompanied by Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh and Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Bharat Inder Singh Chahal. Punjab has a glorious cultural heritage and the need of the hour was to perpetuate it amongst the younger generation.  Sidhu also stated that the exemplary work by Hamdard would continue to guide the younger generation to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of the state. Dr. Hamdard said the album was a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the state. Barjinder Singh Hamdard is not only the managing editor of the Punjabi newspaper Daily Ajit but he is also an ex-parliamentarian of India's upper house, Rajya Sabha. He is the son of famous Punjabi journalist and writer Sadhu Singh Hamdard who founded Ajit newspaper in the year 1941 in the Urdu language. The circulation got started with a weekly edition in 1941 from Shaheed Sikh Missionary College Amritsar. Ajit Singh Ambalvi was its first editor. In November 1942, it became a daily newspaper and began printing from Lahore. After independence, it moved its base to Jalandhar and Sadhu Singh Hamdard became its editor. In 1955, its name was changed to Ajit Patrika and the language was changed from Urdu to Punjabi. Later in 1957, its name was changed back to Ajit. After Sadhu Singh Hamdard's death in 1984, its present editor Barjinder Singh Hamdard took charge. In 1996, a Hindi edition titled "Ajit Samachar" was commenced and in 2002 its website was launched.