ABOUT US


Editor

B.S.Goraya
www.facebook.com/B.S.Goraya

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Punjab Monitor was launched in June 1997 and it brought out in all about 30 issues and supplements. Then the magazine was sold in the year 2011. This is thus the archives of the issues published.
However its editor B.S.Goraya is continuously writing and publishing especially on internet.Thus an attempt is also being made to give some of his publications here.

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The following from original magazine 'ABOUT US' page

The Magazine famous for settling controversies
raised by opponents of 'Unity of Punjabis' and 'independent identity of Sikh nation'

Since June 6, 1997

Published by
BHAI NAND LAL FOUNDATION
60,Diamond Avenue, Majitha Road AMRITSAR


(Proprietorship in the name of Kulwinder Kaur)
ਭਾਈ ਨੰਦ ਲਾਲ ਫਾਊਂਡੇਸ਼ਨ, 60, ਡਾਇਮੰਡ ਐਵਨਿਊ, ਮਜੀਠਾ ਰੋਡ, ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ


Editor:B.S.Goraya

ਸੰਪਾਦਕ: ਭਬੀਸ਼ਨ ਸਿੰਘ


Founder : Late S.Manohar Singh Aur
ਬਾਨੀ -ਸਵਰਗਵਾਸੀ ਸ. ਮਨੋਹਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਔੜ
Co: founder : Kulwinder Kaur



About Editor/Owners

We fools are engaged in a cause.
(Haun moorakh kare laya....)

S. Manohar Singh of VPO Aur, Nawanshahar, who laboured in UK for many years returned to India 1996. Manohar was sorry for at the state of preaching in Sikhism and had a strong desire that some thing should be done to improve the lot of these carefree Punjabis who have been betrayed by non else than its own selfish leaders. Accordingly the present editor B.S.Goraya suggested him that the best course was preaching by our own humble selves. But we had our own limitations. The money we possessed in 1996 was not to last long, besides our own shallow knowledge of Sikhism and Punjabiat. Incidentally when we were discussing all this S. Sohan Singh happen to join our deliberations. His suggestion was forthright, "Rs. 6 lakh was more than sufficient to do this as subsequently the preaching will sustain itself i.e it will be self footing." On our humble economic state Singh  said "See Guru has commanded that poverty is rather a strength, you poor people will be able to do those things which rich houses can't." 'Garibi gadha hamari'. As regards our second problem Sohan Singh did not think for a long and advised, "You fools don't you even know that there is a Shrine of Intellect right here in Amritsar called, Bibek Sar, go and pray there you will get the adequate insight to delve into the complex affair you are talking about."

And there was no looking back. We accordingly launched magazine Punjab Monitor on June 6, 1997. Mrs. Kulwinder Kaur was made editor. Since we are not at all aligned with any political party, business house, or some prominent person, naturally we had to undergo obvious hindrances from obvious quarters and now we have slowly learnt to live with them though the frequency of magazine had to be curtailed from monthly to three/six monthly/yearly.

Garibi gadha hamari:
(Poverty our strong tool.)

Incidentally when we jumped into this field, Punjab was a in peculiar political situation. Limited mutiny or the Khalistani moment stood suppressed. Now the  opponent had launched a disinformation campaign and unfortunately made the Sikhism its target. Most of the Punjab writers we felt had succumbed to the age old Hindutava technique of 'saam, daam, dand bhed' i.e winning the opponent by pressure or purse. We felt no justification on the attack on Sikh values and accordingly we are defending the tradition in our humble way. We now feel perhaps it is our poverty which has made us strong or else we could also have been bought and made part of the dubious machinery which is indulging into the nefarious game of confusing Sikhs. Unfortunately the Punjabis are yet to realise what game is being played with them.

In the year 2000 we were among the people to demand free Corridor to Kartarpur sahib which gave us tremendous strength and public support.  In the meanwhile S. Manohar Singh died of heart attack on August 29, 2002. Thus now it is B.S.Goraya who is managing the whole affair of this small publication. Goraya before his resignation from a Govt job, was contributing articles, in his humble way to the Indian dailies on non-political issues.

We are not surprised that no body has ever commented on Punjab Monitor whether it is good or bad publication. Interestingly it is 12 years and no journal of the region has shown courage to comment on this publication.  This further encourages us. But Sohan Singh is right, it is now self sustaining. It is growing with the support of advertisers. May be they get some response.

The story of Punjab Monitor is thus a story of simple people attempting a great job.  'Haun moorakh kare laya.." We fools are engaged...............

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