Updated : 3 months ago. The session began with an address on the process of writing poetry by Padma Shri-awardee Surjit Patar, who said poetry was not confined to recitation of verse and the creative process behind its construction needed to be understood as well. Patar also shared some of his signature poems. A total of 18 eminent poets participated in the session.
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Patar has won Padma Shri, Sahitiya Academy and numerous other awards for his contribution to Punjabi language. Dr Surjit Patar is a well-known poet, translator and script writer. His poems enjoy immense popularity and have won high acclaim from critics. Punjab Government has acknowledged his contribution to Punjabi language by appointing him as the Chairman of Punjab Arts Council.
Patar is a literary giant of Punjab who has increased the stature of the Punjab Kala Parishad manifold by graciously accepting the Chairmanship. Patar thanked the Punjab Government and assured that he would give his best to fulfil his responsibility to propagate Punjabi culture and literature.
While speaking on the occasion, Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that serious endeavors would be made to associate 1 lakh art and culture lovers directly in short time with the activities of the Parishad. In Patiala, Patar believes, he found a ripe earth for his creativity to blossom. He later did a Ph.
He then joined the academic profession and retired as Professor of Punjabi from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Also Read Surjit Patar explains why children should be taught their mother tongue. He has also adapted plays from Jean Giradoux, Euripides and Racine. Patar held the office of the President, Punjabi Sahit Akademi. Skip to content Primary Navigation Show menu Hide menu.
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Surjit Patar is a Punjabi language writer and poet of Punjab, India. His poems enjoy immense popularity with the general public and have won high acclaim from critics. He then joined the academic profession and retired as Professor of Punjabi from Punjab Agricultural University , Ludhiana. He has also adapted plays from Jean Giradoux, Euripides and Racine.
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