Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Punjab today emphasized on the need of generating more awareness amongst the masses about the increasing crime in the society and inculcating a true spirit of Nationalism in them so that a healthy, friendly and crime free society could be evolved.
Addressing a gathering at the launch of a new Punjabi TV serial Vardaat , produced by Rajpoot Film Productions for Jhanjar TV Channel in Canada and India, at Chandigarh Press Club, the Minister said that Crime serials must be produced with the motive of not only generating awareness but should be educative. He said that Punjab, a land of saints and seers, is the most peaceful state in India but still such shows would strengthen the deteriorating human values. He has also called upon the youth of Punjab to stay away from drugs and other social aberrations and involve them in maintaining the glory and ethos of this rich state. Expressing concern over the failing human values in society, Mr. Phillaur said that the existing education system needs a radical change by introducing moral education right from the beginning aiming at shaping the tender minds of youth towards the betterment of the country. Appreciating the role of both electronic and print media in exposing the crime and punishing the criminals, Mr. Phillaur said that media should play a positive role in reducing the degree of crime. He also said that with the active involvement of the media, crime has been exposed and necessary actions have been taken against the criminals creating a fear in their minds.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gurbax Singh Malhi, Former Member Parliament from Canada said that crime was a cause of concern world over and needs to be immediately controlled in the larger public interest. He suggested that international websites on curbing the crime should be accessed by the governments so that the same procedure could be adopted in punishing the culprits setting an example for others. He urged the people to extend full cooperation in registering or reporting the criminal activities so that adequate and prompt action could be taken by the authorities.Prominent amongst others who were present included Mr. Gurpreet Sekhon, Editor G.Asia, Mr. Shakti Rajpoot, Director Vardaat and William Rajpoot Editor Vardaat.