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Punjab all-rounder Abhishek Sharma will lead a 15-member Indian under-19 squad for the Youth Asia Cup to be held from December 13 to 24 in Sri Lanka, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Thursday.

“The All India junior selection committee of the BCCI met in Delhi today to select the India under-19 team for the Youth Asia Cup 2016 to be held in Sri Lanka from December 13 to 24,” a statement from the board read.

Organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), India are the defending champions after having won the trophy in the previous edition in 2013, held in the United Arab Emirates.

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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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Rio Olympic in Brazil would witness maximum participation of Punjabi players in men’s hockey squad as 5 players from the state selected for the Indian team today. The players includes Manpreet Singh (Midfielder), Rupinderpal Singh (Defender), Harmanpreet Singh (Defender), Akashdeep Singh (forward) and Ramandeep Singh (forward). It may be mentioned here that all these players have international exposure as Manpreet Singh has played 156 National/International matches, Rupinderpal Singh 144, Harmanpreet Singh 16, Akashdeep Singh 102 and Ramandeep Singh participated in 72 matches.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal , who also holds the charge of sports and youth affairs department, has congratulated the Indian team, especially the players from Punjab. He said that after winning the medals at champion’s trophy and Sultan Azlan shah cup, the Indian team would bring laurels to the nation by striking the gold medal in hockey to end the drought of 36 years after 1980 Moscow Olympic.
He said that the Punjab Government has set the target of maximum participation of Punjabi players for Rio Olympic, 2016, which would be achieved after the final announcement of Indian contingent for Olympic. He said that Punjab is the only state, having maximum 6 international Astroturf’s developed with Rs. 77 crore , provides a big push to the hockey culture in Punjab. He also said that as per the state’s sports policy, any player winning an individual or team gold in Olympics will be awarded with Rs 2.25 crore. The silver and bronze medallists would take home Rs 1.01 crore and Rs 51 lakh, respectively. Besides that a MOU was also signed with the Victoria University Australia for scientific development of sports in the state.
It’s worth mentioning that players from Punjab have made a remarkable contribution in the Indian team who bagged the Silver medal in champion trophy, recently concluded in London. Earlier Indian team has also won the silver medal in sultan Azlan shah hockey cup in Malaysia.