After Dr. Raju Chadha, founder International Punjab Forum led a top delegation of imminent Punjabis on the occasion of the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Commemoration organized at the House of Lords in London last month, he once again hosted leading members of the International Punjab Forum at the Meridien Hotel in the capital city today. Apart from deliberating on the success of the London visit whereby Dr. Raju Chadha sought the British Government’s apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the members also discussed the forthcoming Guru Nanak Dev Ji 550th Prakash Purab celebrations.
The International Punjab Forum has decided to commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev at national as well as international level in a befitting manner. Leading entrepreneur, philanthropist and film presenter Dr. Raju Chadha and Chairman Wave Cinemas founded the International Punjab Forum aimed at “Sarbat Da Bhalla” or common good of all. This initiative strives to work towards enhancing Punjabiyat or the Punjabi culture and way of life across the globe. Its mission statement stipulates downsizing Punjabi weddings by doing away with printing expensive invitation cards and ostentatious functions.
In the meeting, it was decided to reduce the wedding costs in rural areas. Since a lot of farmers take wedding loans and are unable to pay it back they commit suicide. Reducing wedding costs will decrease the suicide rates in India. The forum plans to work on this. Using common technology like WhatsApp to invite people and doing plain simple weddings at the Gurudwara will be encouraged hence on. This niche event saw many illustrious Punjabis turning up for this great cause.