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Punjab is known for its rich heritage, culture and tradition world widely. It is the land of gurus, Pirs and legands who have always sacrificed their lives gor the country. Punjabis have always been honest, hardworking and generous people. Our culture and religion is gaining great recognition and affection across the nation.

But the saddest part on this ground is that the beauty of Punjab is getting hampered by the political parties calling the Punjabi’s “drug addicts”.

Harp Farmer has started a campaign “Stop Defaming Punjab” fighting for native land and spreading the consciousness to not let the personal agenda of a few politicians destroy what Punjab stands for.

This campaign by Harp is getting a huge and positive response for raising a loud cry against corrupt politicians defaming their own land on drugs.

The news reports have the staggering figures about the drug abuse in Punjab. These are the claims made by various politicians which has no empirical data or research studies. The statement presented by them says that 70%  of the Punjabi are drug addict , thereby hampering the  growth of Punjabis not only nationally but bringing bad name at the international level also.

Harp farmer, the well- known artist of Punjab started a drive against the negative agenda of Punjab defamation. Pained by this  he commenced the campaign ’Stop Defaming Punjab’ .as he realized that people paint all the Punjabis in the negative color of being drug addict. But these colors presented are not true.

He aims at presenting the positive and true picture of Punjab and wants to clear the mythology all around regarding drug abuse prevailing in Punjab. He encourages Punjabis to come forward to support the mission. As it is shame that the growth of Punjab youth is getting hampered because of some people who are presenting the glory picture of Punjab for their selfish gains.He wants to restore the pride of Punjab and has requested people to stop defaming it.

The Lipi Foundation is a social organisation working in the space of Family Counselling and digital awareness and aims to construct better communications tools for common masses. The social organization was already running a campaign called “From Shame to Pride” which aims at improving communication in the social sector. The Lipi Foundation is already running a drive “From Shame to Pride” to end stereotyping. Lipi foundation intend to bring the unbiased and positive side of the region to the forefront.

Drugs is a national problem and its just not prevailing in Punjab as all the Punjabis are not the consumer of drugs. The youth of Punjab is full of talent and is excelling in every field. Lipi Foundation and Harp Farmer plan to do awareness campaign in different colleges and villages across Punjab, to edify the youth against the social evil of drug abuse.

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With his campaign titled “Stop Defaming Punjab”, well known artist of Punjab Harp Farmer wants to restore the pride of Punjab and has requested people to stop defaming it. The Lipi Foundation is already running a campaign “From Shame to Pride” to end stereotyping.

Pained by the defamation of Punjab on the drugs issue, Farmer started a drive against this negative agenda. He posted his video encouraging Punjabis to come forward to support the mission. The video has garnered more than 1.5 million organic views on Facebook within one week. Prominent celebrities Daler Mehendi and Ankur Singh Patar supported his mission on social media with their selfie videos. Ankur Patar is one of the three illustrators in the world, Adobe is making documentary on. Over 1000 videos have already been posted by youth of Punjab on various social media platforms with the hashtag #StopDefamingPunjab.

Finding Harp’s idea in sync with their campaign “From Shame to Pride”, Lipi Foundation joined hands with Harp.

Dr. Mahek Singh, Prinicipal Consultant, Lipi Foundation says, “While I was working with CAPART, MoRD and Centre of Excellence, Punjab University as a research associate, I found that most of the issues in the social sector come from stereotyping. In case of Punjab, the negative stereotyping is leading to unrest. As a result the region is defamed and looked down upon. Through our campaign “From Shame to Pride” we at Lipi foundation intend to bring the unbiased and positive side of the region to the forefront.

The startling news of drug abuse in Punjab have been making rounds in the country bringing a bad name to the state, which has prompted Harp Farmer to start an online campaign, which is gaining popularity. He launched this campaign through his page “Stop Defaming Punjab”.

Addressing media persons here, Harp stated, “I feel the pain when I travel abroad and people paint all the Punjabis in negative colours of being drug addicts. But these are not the true colors of Punjab. My mission is aimed at presenting the true colours of Punjab and clear myths regarding the drug abuse.”

“It’s a shame that some people are presenting a gory picture of Punjab for their selfish gains. Unfortunately they fail to understand that they are hampering the progress of the youth of Punjab. Drugs is a national problem and being a border state Punjab has been used as the doorway for drug trafficking but that doesn’t mean all Punjabis are the consumers of drugs,” he further added.

Lipi Foundation and Harp Farmer plan to do awareness campaign in different colleges and villages across Punjab, to educate the youth against the social evil of drug abuse.

Harpreet Singh is a multifaceted personality with a proven track in Photography, Filmmaking and acting. Widely famous as Harp Farmer from village Nadalon, District Hoshiarpur, Harpreet has been working with a sole motive of promoting Punjab and the spirit of Punjab for the last 5 years. He has held exhibitions in India and Australia under the banner “Colors of Panjaab” to showcase various facets of vibrant Punjab. Harp believes that there is a lot in Punjab that is still untold and that the villages (Pind) of Punjab hold a lot of talent, which needs to reach the world.

The Lipi Foundation is a social organisation working in the space of Family Counselling and digital awareness and aims to construct better communications tools for common masses. The social organization was already running a campaign called “From Shame to Pride” which aims at bettering communication in the social sector.

This newly formed association is certainly a good news for Punjab which was reeling under the attacks of sensational comments as a result of political vendetta in the region.

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Punjab is the land of rich cultural heritage, spirituality and deep-rooted traditions. It is the land of our gurus, the land of hardworking, honest and hospitable Punjabis. Punjabis are renowned worldwide for their generosity and warm hearts. Our culture and religious views are gaining popularity and fondness across nations.

But sad reality is that leaders are hampering the beauty of Punjab for their own political motives by calling Punjabis “drug addicts”.

Harp Farmer has started a campaign “Stop Defaming Punjab” fighting for motherland and spreading the awareness to not let the personal agenda of a few politicians ruin what Punjab stands for.

This campaign by Harp is getting a huge and positive response for raising a loud cry against corrupt politicians defaming their own land on drugs.

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Chandigarh (India), June 10 (ANI-Businesswire India): With his campaign titled “Stop Defaming Punjab”, well known artist of Punjab Harp Farmer wants to restore the pride of Punjab and has requested people to stop defaming it. The Lipi Foundation is already running a campaign “From Shame to Pride” to end stereotyping.

Pained by the defamation of Punjab on the drugs issue, Farmer started a drive against this negative agenda. He posted his video encouraging Punjabis to come forward to support the mission. The video has garnered more than 1.5 million organic views on Facebook within one week. Prominent celebrities Daler Mehendi and Ankur Singh Patar supported his mission on social media with their selfie videos. Ankur Patar is one of the three illustrators in the world, Adobe is making documentary on. Over 1000 videos have already been posted by youth of Punjab on various social media platforms with the hashtag #StopDefamingPunjab.

Finding Harp’s idea in sync with their campaign “From Shame to Pride”, Lipi Foundation joined hands with Harp.
Dr. Mahek Singh, Prinicipal Consultant, Lipi Foundation says, “While I was working with CAPART, MoRD and Centre of Excellence, Punjab University as a research associate, I found that most of the issues in the social sector come from stereotyping. In case of Punjab, the negative stereotyping is leading to unrest. As a result the region is defamed and looked down upon. Through our campaign “From Shame to Pride” we at Lipi foundation intend to bring the unbiased and positive side of the region to the forefront.

The startling news of drug abuse in Punjab have been making rounds in the country bringing a bad name to the state, which has prompted Harp Farmer to start an online campaign, which is gaining popularity. He launched this campaign through his page “Stop Defaming Punjab”

Addressing media persons here, Harp stated, “I feel the pain when I travel abroad and people paint all the Punjabis in negative colours of being drug addicts. But these are not the true colors of Punjab. My mission is aimed at presenting the true colours of Punjab and clear myths regarding the drug abuse.”

“It’s a shame that some people are presenting a gory picture of Punjab for their selfish gains. Unfortunately they fail to understand that they are hampering the progress of the youth of Punjab. Drugs is a national problem and being a border state Punjab has been used as the doorway for drug trafficking but that doesn’t mean all Punjabis are the consumers of drugs,” he further added.

Lipi Foundation and Harp Farmer plan to do awareness campaign in different colleges and villages across Punjab, to educate the youth against the social evil of drug abuse.

Harpreet Singh is a multifaceted personality with a proven track in Photography, Filmmaking and acting. Widely famous as Harp Farmer from village Nadalon, District Hoshiarpur, Harpreet has been working with a sole motive of promoting Punjab and the spirit of Punjab for the last 5 years. He has held exhibitions in India and Australia under the banner “Colors of Panjaab” to showcase various facets of vibrant Punjab. Harp believes that there is a lot in Punjab that is still untold and that the villages (Pind) of Punjab hold a lot of talent, which needs to reach the world.

The Lipi Foundation is a social organisation working in the space of Family Counselling and digital awareness and aims to construct better communications tools for common masses. The social organization was already running a campaign called “From Shame to Pride” which aims at bettering communication in the social sector.

This newly formed association is certainly a good news for Punjab which was reeling under the attacks of sensational comments as a result of political vendetta in the region. (ANI-Businesswire India)

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With his campaign “Stop Defaming Punjab”, the artist wants to bring back the pride of Punjab and request people to stop defaming it Lipi Foundation is already running a campaign “From Shame to Pride” to end stereotyping Pained by the defamation of Punjab on drugs issue, Harp Farmer, the well-known artist of Punjab started a drive against this negative agenda. He posted his video encouraging Punjabis to come forward to support the mission. The video garnered more than 1.5 million organic views on Facebook within one week. Prominent celebrities Daler Mehendi and Ankur Singh Patar supported his mission on social media with their selfie videos. Ankur Patar is one of the three illustrators in the world, Adobe is making documentary on. Over 1000 videos have already been posted by youth of Punjab on various social media platforms with the hashtag #StopDefamingPunjab.

Finding Harp’s idea in sync with their campaign “From Shame to Pride”, Lipi Foundation joined hands with Harp.

Dr. Mahek Singh, Prinicipal Consultant, Lipi Foundation says, “While I was working with CAPART, MoRD and Centre of Excellence, Punjab University as a research associate, I found that most of the issues in the social sector come from stereotyping. In case of Punjab, the negative stereotyping is leading to unrest. As a result the region is defamed and looked down upon. Through our campaign “From Shame to Pride” we at Lipi foundation intend to bring the unbiased and positive side of the region to the forefront.

The startling news of drug abuse in Punjab have been making rounds in the country bringing a bad name to the state, which has prompted Harp Farmer to start an online campaign, which is gaining popularity. He launched this campaign through his page “Stop Defaming Punjab”

Addressing media persons here, Harp stated, “I feel the pain when I travel abroad and people paint all the Punjabis in negative colours of being drug addicts. But these are not the true colors of Punjab. My mission is aimed at presenting the true colours of Punjab and clear myths regarding the drug abuse.” “It’s a shame that some people are presenting a gory picture of Punjab for their selfish gains. Unfortunately they fail to understand that they are hampering the progress of the youth of Punjab. Drugs is a national problem and being a border state Punjab has been used as the doorway for drug trafficking but that doesn’t mean all Punjabis are the consumers of drugs,” he further added. Lipi Foundation and Harp Farmer plan to do awareness campaign in different colleges and villages across Punjab, to educate the youth against the social evil of drug abuse.

About Harp Farmer

Harpreet Singh is a multifaceted personality with a proven track in Photography, Filmmaking and acting. Widely famous as Harp Farmer from village Nadalon, District Hoshiarpur, Harpreet has been working with a sole motive of promoting Punjab and the spirit of Punjab for the last 5 years. He has held exhibitions in India and Australia under the banner “Colors of Panjaab” to showcase various facets of vibrant Punjab. Harp believes that there is a lot in Punjab that is still untold and that the villages (Pind) of Punjab hold a lot of talent, which needs to reach the world.

About Lipi Foundation

Lipi Foundation is a social organization working in the space of Family Counselling and digital awareness and aims to construct better communications tools for common masses. The social organization was already running a campaign called “From Shame to Pride” which aims at bettering communication in the social sector. This newly formed association is certainly a good news for Punjab which was reeling under the attacks of sensational comments as a result of political vendetta in the region. Photo Caption: L-R Ankur Patar, Harp farmer, Mahek Singh, Principal Consultant, Lipi Foundation; Hemant Mehta, media and PR consultant, Lipi Foundation

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The startling figures of drug abuse in Punjab have been making rounds in various news reports. Unfortunately there is complete absence of empirical data or research studies, which can form the basis of claims made by various politicians.

The statements like “70% of the Punjabis are drug addicts” are hampering the growth of Punjabis not only nationally but bringing bad name to the state internationally. Pained by the defamation of Punjab, Harpreet Singh, the well-known artist of Punjab widely famous as Harp Farmer started a drive against this negative agenda through his page “Stop Defaming Punjab”.

He put his video encouraging Punjabis to come forward tosupport the mission. The video garnered 2.9 lakh organic views, 11000 likes, 1100 shares and 2900 comments within 4 days. Prominent celebrities like Daler Mehendi, Babbu Mann, Ankur Singh Patar and Guru Randhawa supported his mission on social media with their selfie videos. Over 500 videos have already been posted by youth of Punjab.

“I feel the pain when I travel abroad and people paint all the Punjabis in negative colours of being drug addicts. But these are not the true colors of Punjab. My mission is aimed at presenting the true colours of Punjab and clear myths regarding the drug abuse”, Harp said.

“It’s a shame that some people are presenting a gory picture of Punjab for their selfish gains. Unfortunately they fail to understand that they are hampering the progress of the youth of Punjab. Drugs is a national problem and being a border state Punjab has been used as the doorway for drug trafficking but that doesn’t mean all Punjabis are the consumers of drugs”, he added.

Harpreet has been working with a sole motive of promoting Punjab and the spirit of Punjab for the last 5 years. He has earlier held exhibitions in India and Australia under the banner “Colors of Panjaab” to showcase various facets of vibrant Punjab.