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Media

Since, the commencement of 21st Century, the media has become the most important weapon to fi ght for one's rights. It is the best medium to reach the maximum people and apprise them of our views. With the progress of time the media has been diversifi ed as print media, electronic media, and social media. Th e print media is the oldest. Punjabi journalism (associated with Sikhs and Sikh religion) was born at the time of Singh Sabha movement. A number of Punjabi newspapers became prominent during the last century which included Punjabi Tribune and Daily Ajit. S. Sadhu Singh Hamdard (1918-1984) fi gured as the leading Punjab journalist of the 60s of the last century. He was Chief Editor of the Punjabi Ajit, the birth of which was a landmark in the history of Punjabi Journalism. S. Hamdard got so much popularity as a journalist by giving a new face and format to the Punjabi journalism that he was awarded the title of Shiromani Patrakar in 1963 by the Punjab Govt. He was also awarded Padam Shree in January, 1984, but he surrendered that in protest against the army action in Golden Temple in June, 1984. He was also a versatile writer of prose and poetry. His collection of Ghazals is considered as an outstanding contribution to the genre of Punjabi Ghazal. He was also awarded Ph.D. Degree by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar for his thesis on 'Origin and Development of the Punjabi Ghazal'. His one valuable contribution in the fi eld of Journalism is his son S. Barjinder Singh Hamdard, who is one of the most well-known journalists of the present times. In the foreign counties also many newspapers and journal in Punjabi have played their role in keeping the Punjabies United and well informed. For example Des Pardesh in England (edited by S. G.S. Virk) has been Britain's largest Punjabi newspaper. Similarly, in other countries Punjabi media has became very active. Th e Sikhs have also contributed towards English media. S. Khushwant Singh, the editor of illustrator weekly of India in the early 70s, is a prominent name in English journalism. In the present times, there are many Sikhs who are associated with English newspapers and journals in India and abroad. Sikhs have also entered in a big number in electronic media as Anchors, Newsreaders, and also in other fi elds related to the said media. Social media has become highly active during the last decade. Facebook, YouTube, Whatsapp etc. are now dominating the social media and are infl uencing the people in a big way. We have selected our role-models from all kinds of media not only from India, but also from Australia, USA, U.K. and Canada.

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Jasmine Kaur

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Manpreet Kaur Singh

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Barjinder Singh Hamdard

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Jagdish Singh Grewal

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Jagjit Singh Dardi

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Kanwar Singh Sandhu

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Rajwant Singh

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Roopinder Singh

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