Learned Chief Guest
Subject: To offer honour, felicitation, praise congratulation,
greeting in shape of encomium as A Granth
Granth (holy) of remembrance and recollections
RESPECTED Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji; I.A.S (Retd.)
84, Phase VII
April 22, 2006
Sat Sri Akal!
You did say something from the core of your heart about the cream of
society in a very bad & bitter taste at Punjabi Bhavan,
presiding as a Chief Guest on April 16, 2006 in a function organised
to offer honour, felicitation, praise congratulation, greeting in
shape of encomium as a Granth to Principal Surjit Singh Bhatia Ji.
is more like honoring the writers whose writings selected for the
purpose. Similarly, I was advised to write in praise of renowned
painter S. Sobha Singh ji and my article is included in his ‘holy
Granth of remembrance and recollections’ mainly edited by prominent
Printer, Writer and Editor of ‘Mir’, Punjabi Monthly Purdaman Singh
Bedi of Jaswant Printers. I never read about or met respectable
personality S. Sobha Singh ji but do heard his praise and vice
versa. I feel myself honored more than the personality deserving by
getting included my name in that Granth of his praise and in return
I am obliging Sardar Purdaman Singh Bedi Ji and reciprocally he also
does. How far it is always correct and genuine practice to do for
those who can afford it? I attempted to project a tip of true
memorial of a personally known holy and literary personality. It was
of distaste to his near one for whom I was having nothing positive
to write and with the result faced ugly situation affirmatively.
Every word, you uttered as a Chief Guest, was more than judicial
judgment regarding degradation of all forms of values and norms in
every sphere of society presently leaving a few exceptions.
You may be remembering, I approached you as a stranger and asked
about your any written work based on your experiences. You promptly
replied in negative and tried to shift the burden for your past
silence saying that I thought more wise people may do it but
spontaneously you agreed to my request commenting that ‘now I
realized that none else is doing it’.
did some blunt but not “literary” work in this direction. As
promised, it is being sent to you for your assessment with a
submission that whatever the weaknesses, flaws, shortcomings and
lapses you find therein, you must point out and at the same time you
may remove those in your writings as yet to come for record and
betterment of society.
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(2) Samen Da Sachch (Sikh Dukhant)
(3) Sarkari Zabar Di Dastan; Edited by sender.
(4) January to June Issue of MIR-2006.
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With regards, hope for your acknowledge and frank comments
Balbir Singh Sooch, Advocate,