Director's Message

Welcome to the World Punjabi Centre. I started working its director a few months back. Its aim was rather noble and on the face of it quite simple and straight forward: to foster goodwill among Punjabi speakers around the globe. Since most of the Punjabi speakers weresplit into two provinces of India and Pakistan, its remit is to bring them together. But the reality is rather complicated. Read More...


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ENQUIRY FORM
Introduction
What are the aims and some of the activities of World Punjabi Centre? As you notice this is a centre to foster goodwill across the Punjabi speakers around the world. Leaving aside the fact that there is also Punjabi Diaspora across the world, two states of India and Pakistan, both named Punjab, are homelands of Punjabi language, culture and folklore. If you are quite new to the geography of Indian subcontinent and its recent history, let me remind you how two states of Punjabsformed just one major province of the Indian subcontinent until 1947.

In 1947, as India gained freedom from the British rule, the large province of Punjab was partitioned into two parts –a small region becoming part of India while a larger area joined the new state of Pakistan. The two states of India and Pakistan, unfortunately,have had an uneasy relation since 1947 with few amicable intervals. Despite such factors and the tragic events that accompanied the Partition of Punjab in 1947, Punjabis in both states have consistently desired an open dialogue. Such hostile relations or policies are not reflected in the will of Punjabis who wish to meet each other, be able to discuss common issues, and cooperate through mutual beneficial trade. Read More ...

Aims and Objectives

• To provide an international forum for the Punjabi speaking people of the world to promote Punjabi Culture and mutual understanding for social harmony and progress through exchange of ideas and artifacts.

• For this purpose, to establish the World Punjabi Centre for activities related to the fields of Punjabi language and literature, popular sports and traditions of music and dance, arts and crafts, economic development, social institutions and international relations in their bearing on the life of the people.

• To work on the principles of cooperation and coordination for people from the two Punjabs and rest of the Indo - Pak subcontinent and the Punjabi Communities abroad.

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OFFICE:

  • Office: Punjabi University, Patiala (Near Enquiry Centre, Main Gate)
  • ਦਫਤਰ : ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ, ਪਟਿਆਲਾ (ਨੇੜੇ ਪੁੱਛਗਿਛ ਕੇਂਦਰ, ਮੇਨ ਗੇਟ)
  • Phone: (O)0175-304-6519, (O)0175-228-0380
  • E-mail: balkarsingh@mail.com

RESIDENCE:

    • Residence: 34, Urban Estate Phase-I, Patiala-147002
    • ਰਿਹਾਇਸ਼ : #4326, ਅਰਬਨ ਐਸਟੇਟ, ਫੇਜ਼ - 2, ਪਟਿਆਲਾ - 147002
    • Mobile: +91 93163-01328, 97816-27355
    • E-mail: balkarsingh@mail.com