Tribune News Service
Faridkot, September 14
The Baba Farid society, which organises the annual Baba Farid heritage competition right here, has introduced names of winners of twenty second Baba Farid award for honesty and Bhagat Puran Singh award for service to humanity on Tuesday.
While a rickshaw puller of Chheharta city of Amritsar has been chosen for Bhagat Puran Singh Award for service to humanity, Kumar Saurav Raj, a former deputy commissioner of Faridkot has been chosen for the Baba Farid award for honesty.
Saurav Raj is presently working as director, greater training division in Punjab.
Rajbir Singh, the 45-year-old rickshaw-puller, is understood for penning a e-book “Rickshaw Tey Chale Zindagi” (Life on a rickshaw), the e-book is a compilation of 14 brief tales on his 20 years of expertise as a rickshaw puller, assembly individuals of various classes.
The e-book has painful however inspiring tales of many poor mechanics, rickshaw pullers, each day wagers who reside a tough life to run their households however reside life with dignity.
He has additionally put in a donation field in his rickshaw to gather monetary assist for the poor.
In this donation field, aside from the voluntary donation from the passengers, he himself contributes part of his incomes.
The society had instituted these awards in 2000 and since then, 32 individuals have been bestowed with Baba Farid award for honesty and 28 individuals have been given Bhagat Puran Singh award for service to humanity.
Each award carries Rs 1 lakh and a quotation. The awards can be offered on September 23, the concluding day of the Baba Farid competition, mentioned Inderjeet Singh Khalsa, chairman of the society.