19th December at LPU served as a testimony to the fact that Punjabi culture has strong roots and will continue to thrive for generations to come. Padma Bhushan Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard was here at the campus for the release of his music album ‘Kusumbhra’, which is his ninth album on folk songs.

Leaders and dignitaries of Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu (Hon’ble Minister, Punjab Govt.), Mr. Rana Gurjeet Singh (Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Punjab Govt.) and Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema (Ex-Education Minister, Punjab Govt.) were present on this significant occasion. The dignitaries commended the commitment and passion of Dr Hamdard towards keeping the Punjabi culture alive in the hearts of youth.

LPU students welcomed and entertained the worthy guests by giving a mesmerising performance on one of the songs from the newly released album of Dr Hamdard. The students demonstrated the beauty of Punjabi Folk songs through their performance.

Punjab's Eminent Leaders at LPU for release Dr Hamdard's Music Album
LPU students giving a performance on a folk song from album ‘Kusumbhra’

Dr Baljinder Singh Hamdard expressed his gratitude towards the eminent leaders present for being a part of his album release ceremony. He also encouraged the students to carry forward the torch of Punjab’s rich culture. Navjot Singh Sidhu made a stimulating speech at the occasion. “Sikandar Halaat ke aage nhi jhukta, Taara toot bhi jaye zameen par nahi girta, Girte hain hazaron dariya samundar mein, Par koi samundar dariya mein nhi girta” – He quoted as he motivated the students.

Punjab's Eminent Leaders at LPU for release Dr Hamdard's Music Album
Mr Najot Singh Sidhu addressing LPU students

It was indeed a memorable day for everyone who witnessed the ceremony, a day which imbibed in our spirits a vision to grow and reach the peaks of success, but still stay connected to our roots – our culture.