Sometime before I started writing in this blog about the contemporary dalit heroes. I could not carry forward the project owing to lack of contact and information. I was living abroad at that time. Nevertheless, I had been referring to the dalit talent and up-coming youngsters in my blog entries under various other heads and in the process wrote about Pawan Tinu, Hardev Kaur Shant, Madan Jalandhari, Sushil &Jaswinder Sheemar, Babita and Anupam Kler and more recently Sunil who has been selected in PCS recently.
My friend Malkiat Singh of Balan (famous for Sachkhand Dera Balan) provided me an inspiration to undertake the subject again by inviting me to the anniversary of his father on July 2 at Mai Bhaggo Gurudwara at Balan. The function was organized by the family trust – Munshi Ram Charitable Trust, started some years before by the family of Malkiat Singh. The purpose of the trust is to encourage and facilitate the students of the village and around by providing monetary assistance and also help to the needy poor for medical etc. It is an appreciable activity. The trust and its Chairman Malkiat Singh were kind enough to associate me with the function. I was asked to distribute the prizes and awards which was an honor for me. I am also grateful for an honor ( Saropa) conferred on me by the esteemed Mai Bhaggo Gurudwara on the occasion