The Valiant - Jaswant Singh Khalra (Punjab Distribution)

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In 1995, the Indian state abducted, tortured, and murdered human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra for uncovering thousands of enforced disappearances, custodial killings and illegal cremations of  Sikhs by the Punjab Police.

Gurmeet Kaur, author of  Fascinating Folktales of Punjab takes her young readers on an interesting and inspiring  journey through the life and times of Jaswant Singh while painting in the backdrop — the recent history of Sikhs and Punjab that every child must know.


We aim to take this book to every child from and of Punjab. In the second Punjab edition we aim to print 10,000 copies in both languages so children may learn about their recent history which has been denied to them for the last 36 years since 1984. 

The funds will help us print books in Punjab for distribution to schools and teachers / activists in villages to organize study groups. They will also cover the expenses involved in reaching out, conducting essay competitions based on the books and rewarding studies.

Since we are printing a dual language edition - it will help children with mastering the language skills of the second language (English in Punjab and Punjabi in the diaspora).

  • 06/15/2021

    We continue to reach out to the Villages in Punjab

    Dear Friend,

    Despite Covid19's second wave, which has slowed everything down in India, we were able to stock a few libraries and reach out to hundreds of new readers through wonderful volunteers on the ground.

    Kuldip Singh Ratan, a kathaakaar based in Navashahar, Punjab has been taking these books from one village to another in his area, talking about Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra's life and distributing them to all the families in his sangat, encouraging them to read and pass it on to their friends. (picture below)

     

    Kuldip Singh Ratan with his sangat

     

    Recently, our volunteer and supporter, Barjinder Singh, reached out to Punjabi Likhari Sabha, which runs several libraries in Punjab and donated a hundred books to them to stock as many rural libraries within their reach. They will be reaching out for more books in the next phase. They have also promised to talk to youth about these books and encourage them to read these. (picture below,  Video Here)


    If you know of any such organizations that are running libraries in rural Punjab or working with the youth to educate them about Sikh / Punjab issues please reach out to us via email at info@pippal.org. We will make every effort to work with them so the book reaches in the hands of maximum young people in Punjab.

    Thank you so much for your continued support. Please continue to spread the word about these books with your friends.

    Gurmeet Kaur 

    Author & Sevadaar at 
    www.pippal.org
    www.folktalesofpunjab.com

     

     

     

     

  • 03/30/2021

    The Valiant #JSKTheBook at the #FarmersProtest



    Protestors at at the Tikri Border read #JSKTHEBOOKDear Donor,

    We have been busy and Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra has truly inspired us to be the lamp that challenges the darkness.

    This time it is the darkness of ignorance. The very reason this book was written (and in two language editions) is because our people had started to forget the enormous sacrifice of thousands of men, women and children who were disappeared, tortured and killed in the black years of Punjab's 20th century history and that of the great activist, Sardar Jaswant Singh, who brought the facts to light. 

    Your loving support has enabled us to take this book to thousands of hands in Punjab. We have recently gifted over a thousand books at the FarmersProtest at various borders and book stalls in Delhi and at HolaMohalla in Anandpur Sahib. 

    We are working hard to identify libraries, schools and individuals who would take these books further. 

    Our dream is that all youth in Punjab have access to these books via book stores, libraries or fairs. 

    Our next stop will be Vaisakhi at Damdama Sahib.

    All of this would not have been possible without your support.

    So, I wanted to take a moment and say Thank You! 

    Please visit our FB page for some pictures and videos of people who are happy to receive these books. This is just a glimpse but it will give you an idea of how your donations are being put to use. 

    Some pictures of Punjab Distribution

    In gratitude,

     

    Gurmeet Kaur
    www.pippal.org
    www.folktalesofpunjab.com

     

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