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Cultural Exchanges Must between Alberta and Punjab: Prabh Gill

August 01, 2017 05:31 PM

punjab News Express
AMRITSAR: Espousing the cause of inter-cultural exchange programs between the Canadian state of Alberta and Punjab, Alberta Punjabi origin MLA Prabh Gill today talked about natural bond of Canada and Punjab. Gill who is former student of historic Khalsa College and hails from village Guru Ki Wadali on the outskirts of Amritsar said this while presiding over a cultural function at Khalsa College of Education, here.

While distributing the prizes to the participants of the Belgrade-2017 Awardees students of the College on their return from Serbia, Gill said such students programs between Canadian educational institutions and that of Punjab were must. He also witnessed a melodrama presentation and recital of the poems on environment protection at College campus and stated that this was the most vital issue and Canada and India must join hands to safeguard the fragile environment.

He along with Chief Guest of the function Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, honourary secretar, Khalsa College Governing Council distributed prizes to Belgrade Awards-2017 delegation which included Manpreet Kaur Cheema, Dances Coach, Avneet Kaur, Neha Yadav, Mandeep Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Kuldeep Kaur, Navraj Singh Chhina Folk Dancer, Bansi Lal, Musician, Bhupinder Singh, Choreographer and Mandeep Singh Lotey, Folk Dancer.

This delegation which toured Serbia in collaboration of Punjab Cultural Promotion Council (PCPC) gave presentations of the rich Punjabi culture in Belgrade and earned accolades. PCPC Chief Dr.Davinder Singh Chhina who was present said they had visited Serbia on the invitation of Vice-Mayor of Belgrade Town Hall. ``I agree with Gill and we would initiate programs to send and receive delegation from Canada for cultural and students exchange programs’’, said he.

RMS Chhina while welcoming Prabh Gill called him `son of Punjab’ who has made everyone proud by achieving big in foreign land as he advocated stronger and closer ties between India and Canada. He said Gill is proud alumni of Khalsa College and students must take inspiration from success of Gill. He said the students who were given prizes participated in the International folk dance festival Belgrade Awards- 2017.

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