Chandigarh, August 13, 2019: Punjab government is brining law soon entailing action against Punjabi artistes promoting drugs through their artistic performances.
Stating this, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday also appealed the artists hailing from Punjab to not encourage drugs in their songs and films.
The minister expressed concern over the issue of Punjab youth caught up in cobweb of drugs and said that the films and songs by Punjabi artists have encouraged this trend. The minister emphasized that drugs should not at all be glorified.
It is the duty of the Punjabi artists to present real picture of the Punjabi culture before the world so as to dispel the wrong notions about the State, he added.
Committing his support to the government’s move, prominent Punjab folk singerr Pammi Bai on the occasion aired his view that strong action is needed against the glorification of drugs through Punjabi singers.
He also called upon the art and music lovers to create a people’s movement against the menace of drugs and also called for the social boycott of the artists glorifying drugs.