Ludhiana, Punjab: Sri Hemkunt Sahib, A Mystic Pilgrimage—a trilingual, pictorial book, authored by Ranjodh Singh, president, Ramgarhia Educational Council—was released at Ramgarhia College here today.
The book has been released to mark the beginning of Hemkunt Yatra this summer. The book provides a vivid account of the holy shrine and apprises readers of different aspects of this spiritual journey.
Speaking on the occasion, poet laureate Dr Surjit Patar praised Ranjodh Singh for compiling the lesser known facts about Hemkunt Sahib and illustrating the book with photographs.
Prof NS Tasneem, Sahit Akademi Award winner, said the book familiarises readers with not only the history of this heavenly abode, but also informs them about the hurdles they might encounter during this arduous journey.
Prof Gurbhajan Gill, president, Punjabi Sahit Akademi, lauded Ranjodh Singh’s “commendable endeavour”.
A documentary film on Hemkunt Sahib, with multilingual commentary, was also shown on the occasion to a select gathering.
Others present on the occasion included former general secretary of Punjabi Sahit Akademi Prof Ravinder Bhatthal, photo-artist TPS Sandhu and writer Charanjit Singh among others.
Source: The Tribune