Notice: We are sorry to announce that the Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program 2021 is cancelled at this time. The event will be rescheduled and announced in due course. See Asian Studies Statement on the Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Event.
This year’s Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program features awards for student winners of 2021 Essay Competition for Punjabi Language Students, an award to a BC-based Punjabi language writer, and talks on the topic of “Perspectives on the Farmers’ Movement in India,” with Hartosh Singh Bal (Caravan Magazine) and Dr. Aarti Sethi (University of California at Berkeley).
Why is Punjabi Studies Important at UBC?
At the University of British Columbia, the Punjabi language occupies a central place in our South Asia program, and represents one of the largest and longest-standing Punjabi-language programs in the world, outside of South Asia. In this video, hear from students why Punjabi Studies has been integral to their experience at UBC.
About the Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program:
The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program celebrates the rich life of Punjabi language and culture and its importance in BC, in memory of a woman who shared such passions. Our goal is to call attention to important new scholarship on Punjabi language and culture and bring it to our students and the broader Vancouver area audience; encourage and recognize achievements in Punjabi language cultural production; and honor students for their work in learning and using the Punjabi language.
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