Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'Celebrities' Honouring Ceremony - Punjabiyaan Da Tashan

The Language Department of Government of Punjab, in association with International Punjabi Chamber for Service Industry (IPCSI), is organizing a 'Celebrities' Honouring Ceremony' on Sunday, the 22nd of May at Mumbai, with the aim to promote Punjabi language, culture and heritage, through the various segments of the media and entertainment industry, such as television, films, radio, print, music albums, theatre, animation and others.

S. Sewa Singh Sekhwan (Education and language Minister, Punjab) will grace the occasion. Honorable Education Minister and Dr. Roshan Sunkaria and Secretary Higher Education Government of Punjab said, "We are proud and honored to felicitate eminent Punjabis, who have dedicated their lives to the industry and have made outstanding contribution to the promotion of various aspects of Punjab's rich cultural heritage, with a Lifetime Achievement Honor. Middle aged personalities would also be honored for their meritorious contribution to sustain the state's cultural legacy. The younger generation, which has already reached the first milestone with their talent and desire to enter the media and entertainment industry, would also be encouraged to join its various sectors, which would help in creating new employment opportunities for them."


The list of eminent personalities to be honored include: Yash Chopra (Director and producer)

Yash ChopraS Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Yash Chopra
Raza Muraad

Raza Muraad with Ali Khan
S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Raza MuraadParikshat Sahani

S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Parikshat Sahani
Dara Singh (Director, actor and producer)

Dara Singhji

Dara Signh with his son Vindoo
Hans Raj Hans (Singer)

Hans Raj Hans (Singer)

Prem Chopra (Actor)

Prem Chopra (Actor)

S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Prem Chopra
Veeru Devgan (Fight Master)

S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding to Veeru Devgan

Uttam Singh

Uttam Singh


S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Rannvijay

Poonam Dhillon

Poonam Dhillon

Divya Dutta (Actress)

Divya Dutta

Deep Dhillon (Actor)

Deep Dhillon (Actor) with Rana Jung Bahadur

Bhumika Chawla (Actress)

Bhumika Chawla (Actress)
Gul Panag (Actress)

Gul Panag (Actress)

S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Gul Panag

Surveen Chawla (Actress)
Surveen Chawla (Actress)

S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Surveen Chawla (Actress)

Sonu Sood (Actor)
S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood (Actor)
Arun Bali (Actor)

Arun Bali (Actor)

Jaspinder Narula

Jaspinder Narula
S Sewa Singh  Sekhnwan awarding Jaspinder Narula
Subhash Ghai (Director and producer), Manmohan Singh (Cinematographer and director), Gurdass Mann (Singer, composer and actor), Ravinder Peepat (Director), Mangal Dhillon (Actor and director), Raj Kumar Santoshi (Director), Jeetendra(Actor), Posthumous -Lt.Mahendra Kapoor-(Singer) -Rohan Kapoor, Ajit Deol (For Dharmendra (actor)), Rama Vij (Actress), Guddu Dhanoa (Director), Mangal Dhillon (Actor, writer, director and producer), Narinder Singh (Director), Posthoumous:_Lt.Manoj Punj & Lt.Suraj Sanim (Ms.Manjeet Mann), Deepak Seth (Actor and producer), Rameshwari (Actress), Rana Ranbir (Anchor and actor), Mamta Joshi (Sufi Singer), Gurpreet Ghuggi (Actor), Neeru Bajwa (Actress), Aryan Babbar (Actor), K J Singh ( Ms.Punam Sawhney will receive(Supervising Producer ), Capt.Sawarn Salaria (Chairman-TRIG Group), G S Bawa (Baba Group Of Hotel) Parul Chawla (Event Organizer) and Posthumous:- Lt.Vivek Shauq (Ms.Sarabjit ).

The Invitees:-Harmeet Singh (Cinematographer), Aroon Bakshi (Actor), Dolly Minhas (Actress), Seema Bhargav Pahwa (Actress), Balwinder Singh Janjua (Producer), Rupinder Chahal (Producer), Jaidev Kumar (Music Director), Avtar Gill (Actor), Bhupendra Singh (Singer), Tej Sapru (Artist), Rana Jung Bhahadur (Actor), Aryan Vaid (Actor), Navniat Singh (Director), Feroz Khan (Singer), Rajkumar Santoshi and Buta Singh.

Punjabi producers would also be encouraged to make films and television serials based on the art, history, customs and traditions, folklore, legends, epics and other aspects of the rich cultural heritage of Punjab. Industry stalwarts would also be encouraged to make investment in creating infrastructure, such as film studious equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in Punjab which would open new avenues of employment opportunities and also new entrepreneurial activities.

International Punjabi Chamber for Service Industry (IPCSI) represents a cross section of NRI professionals, experts, entrepreneurs, visionaries, businessmen, scholars, educationists, writers, authors, besides trade commercial, educational and cultural organizations in countries where they are settled and the domestic corporate to serve as conduit between them for promoting the Service Industry and the overall cross- cultural relations.

Mr.Mahendra Khari President NRI Affair Mention "The Indian Diaspora estimated over 25 million including approximately 9.5 million of the Punjabi origin is the largest in the world today and has its roots almost in every country in the globe. The West today has started viewing Indians with their rich cultural heritage, art forms, traditions and cuisine, as a very hardworking and intelligent lot due to their remarkable contribution in professional, entrepreneurial as well as in business fields. NRIs, in fact, are India's ambassadors at large, which serve as the bridge to reach out to the best of the corporate world over. They can help India, catapult into a higher growth by supporting and promoting environmental, economic, social and educational causes by bringing in technical and scientific know-how, financial resources, entrepreneurial spirit and proven ideas."

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kushal Punjabi's Yellow Birthday Bash!!!

Kushal Punjabi (Model / Actor / Dancer / Choreographer), who began the year well by winning Imagine TV's reality show 'Zor Ka Jhatka' hosted by Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, is now celebrating his glorious birthday with what promised to be a wonderful bash on Monday.
Kushal Punjabi (Model / Actor / Dancer / Choreographer)

He may have won Rs. 50 lakh prize money but the talented artiste loves simple themes and colours for the party --- Mango (Yellow, Green, Orange) and the party wear is Summer Wear: - T-Shirts, Ganji's, Shorts, 3/4ths, Flip-flops, Sandals.

Mink Brar with Kushal Punjabi

Karan Singh Grover with Kushal Punjabi

Kushal Punjabi was shining yellow bright in his yellow tee and and white bermudas the theme of the party was yellow inspired by the mangoes for the season, he looked his best in yellow and white combination. The place was buzzing with his friends and well wishers and one could see Kushal’s friends in yellow and white combination.

Kushal Punjabi with a friend

Jenniffer with Kushal Punjabi

The party was also to mark the celebration for winning ‘Zor Ka Jhatka’ reality show. Kushal’s friends walked in summer wear, ganji's shorts,flip flops,sandals etc.

Kushal Punjabi with Baba and Anju Sehgal

Kushal Punjabi with Bappa Lehari and Shibani Kashyap

Chetan Hansraj was there with a friend


Vrijesh Hirjee walked in green and white.

Vriijesh Hirjee with a friend

Vriijesh was followed by Rahul Mahajan and wife Debina Banerjee

Rahul and Dimpi Mahajan

Kushal Punjabi with Rahul & Dimpi Mahajan

And Gurpreet was there too; who headed straight from the gym. Adam Bedi walked in alone!

Adam Bedi

Kushal played a perfect host

Hanif Hilal with Kushal Punjabi

Vriijesh Hirjee with Kushal Punjabi

Vindu Dara Singh wth Kushal Punjabi

Aporva and Shilpa were seen after a long long time

Shilpa and Apoorva Agnihotri

Baba Sehgal and Bhappa Lahiri were chatting up

Baba and Anju Sehgal

Bappa Lehari

Shibani Kasyap looked bright and red and wore a illuminated ring.

Shibani Kashyap

Parul Chaudhary

Parul Chaudhary

Priyanka Shah

Priyanka Shah

Jennifer Winget

Jenniffer Wignet

Vindoo Dara Singh

Vindu Dara Singh

Shabbir Ahluwalia and Kanchi Kaul were too present.

Shabbir Ahluwalia and Kanchi Kaul

Shabbir Ahluwalia and Kanchi Kaul with Kushal Punjabi

Mink Brar and Karan Singh Grover too were spotted chatting-up with friends.

Mink Brar

Karan Singh Grover

The highlight for the evening was the mango shape cake; yellow in colour...

Kushal Punjabi cutting B'day Cake

Kushal Punjabi sharing cake with Rahul Mahajan

Baba Sehgal smeared the cake on Kushal's face and everyone joined the bandwagon

Kushlal Punjabi with cake smeared on his face

Dance floor was the destination finally and all painted the town ‘YELLOW’. It was a great yellow evening where all had fun