Punjab is land of lively, adventurous, courageous freedom fighters, gurus, famous singers, writers, poets and players. Punjab is having its special place in history of War of Independence. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab. Punjabi culture is renowned for its great folk music, variety of folk dances, poetry and traditional dresses. At the time partition of India, Punjab was also divided into two: one is in India and the other Punjab of Pakistan. Before the partition Punjab was the land of five rivers, but now Satluj, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Beas are the rivers of Punjab. After independence Punjab was further divided and two new states were formed i.e. Himachal Pradesh and Haryana and remaining is the current Punjab. The largest portion of the land of Punjab is agricultural land.
Punjab is famous for various pilgrimage places of Sikhs as well of Hindus. Golden Temple in Amritsar, Shri Anandpur sahib, Shri Chamkaur Sahib, Gurudwara Ramsar Amritsar, Khadur Sahib are the famous Sikh pilgrimages. Golden Temple, other name is Harmander Sahib is famous for its historical importance in Sikh religion. Golden temple is the place where Sikh Panth was established by the tenth Sikh guru Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji on the day of BAISAKHI festival.
Jalliawala Bagh is another historical place in Punjab, that bagh has great importance in Indian history. Jalliawala Bagh is the place where in a public gathering for the celebration of Basakhi festival, 13 April 1919 a mass capital punishment was given to the innocent people of Punjab by the cruel British government. A countless number of adults, children, and elderly were being executed on that day. Punjab is the native land of number of revolutionaries, who played an important role in the country’s fight for independence. Baba Gurdit Singh, Baba Zawala Singh, Baba Gurmukh Singh and the young revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Udham Singh and uncountable number of freedom fighter of India were from Punjab.
Major issues in Punjab
Homelessness is the major problem in the big cities as well as small
towns and villages and NGOs also need to work further for their shelter
and especially for mentally and physically challenged persons in small
villages of Punjab.
There is need to work for the rag pickers, homeless orphan children and also to work for the children who are working as street- hawkers and as baggers to manage two times meals for themselves and their family members.
Today the future of India needs shelter, food and education and the non-profit organisation have needed to work for them with dedication and determination.