Punjab: Group of youths who prevented stubble burning on 11,000 acres honoured

Known for his literary works that mostly speak about people led movements in Punjab, legendary author and Sahitya Akademy Award winner Jaswant Singh Kanwal turned 101 on June 27. His birthday celebrations were marked with a five-day literary fest – ‘Puranmashi-Punjabi Jor Mela’ at his native village Dhudike in Moga from June 26-30.

During the fest a group of 25 youths was honored with ‘Sardar Jaswant Singh Kanwal Purnamashi Sanman’, an honor given in the author’s name, for saving at least 11,000 acres of fields from stubble burning across 11 villages of Raikot block of Ludhiana by providing stubble management machinery to farmers at cost of Rs 100 per hour only. The youth belong to Gadri Baba Dula Singh Giani Nihal Singh Foundation.