Punjabi celebrities, common people, NRI’s, Bollywood actors and Punjabi Sportspersons have shown their support for the farmers and the farmers protest in their own ways till now. But the list is extending everyday and today the new name added in this list is of Punjabi poet Surjit Patar.
His work in the literature needs no introduction as he has been honoured with the Padma Shri award in the year 2012. The renowned writer has decided to return his Padma Shri award in the support of the farmers. He said that he is extremely hurt and disappointed from the Government of India and their response to the Farmers Protest.
The farmers who are protesting for their rights and demanding for the same are getting immense support from a lot of people in different ways. A few days back many Punjabi sports persons decided to return back their awards to express their support for the farmers.
Not to ignore Padma Shri is the highest honour that can be received by a citizen of India. And returning such a big award is definitely not a small deal. We highly appreciate his act and decision as this is not easy at all. He has made a great decision to stand by the farmers and this raised the level of respect in our hearts for him.