Like the other Communities, The Punjabi Community has also encouraged their people to Contribute in the National activities of India through its Culture and the Punjabi Community has contributed in every sphere of life. These areas includes art, culture, history, science and national unity.
The Punjabi Community gives its whole hearted devotion to the Country and are always alert and determinant to go against the anti-social elements to safe guard the Country`s Culture. The Punjabi community is also determinant to hold the unity and Prestige of the Country.
It would be an understatement of the millennium if one would call Kapil Dev one of the greatest all rounders of not just Indian cricket but in the history of the game. Such have been the deeds of this natural cricketer from Haryana that words would not be enough to describe them. Ever since he took to the game in the late 70's to the time he called it quits in the mid 90's, he was one of the leading all rounders in the game. He held the record for the most number of Test and One day wickets for quite a long time till Courtney Walsh and Wasim Akram took over respectively.
LIKE GURU DUTT, RAJ KAPOOR TOO WAS ANGUISHED BY AN iniquitous, inequitable world order. The tramp's world was also a far-far cry from Utopia, with its class distinctions, its murky moral code and its crass commercialisation. Here, in such an awry clime, the status of the common man is almost similar to the street dog who is kicked off from the main highways, whenever he dares to walk on them. One of the most recurrent images in his films is that of the tramp and the mongrel sitting together on the pavement in shared rejection.
Born Allahabad, 29 August 1905
The Padma Bhushan was conferred on him in 1956, and a year after his demise in 1979, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in his honour. The 'National Sports Day' in India is observed on his birthday, 29 August. In Vienna stands a statue of the Hockey wizard with four hands and four sticks. Such was the legend of Dhyan Chand, a lowly sepoy in the British Indian army who rose to become the darling of sporting fans the world over.
Born in Karnal, India. Died on February 1, 2003 over the southern United States when Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew perished during entry, 16 minutes prior to scheduled landing. She is survived by her husband. Kalpana Chawla enjoyed flying, hiking, back-packing, and reading. She held a Certificated Flight Instructor's license with airplane and glider ratings, Commercial Pilot's licenses for single- and multi-engine land and seaplanes, and Gliders, and instrument rating for airplanes. She enjoyed flying aerobatics and tail-wheel airplanes.
Kiran Bedi née Peshawaria was born on 9 June 1949 in Amritsar, a city located in northern India's Punjab state. The second of four sisters, she is widely recognized as a woman with a sense of mission, someone who will struggle against any and all obstacles in order to follow her convictions. She is keenly aware that her life is different from that of most other women in India: she comes from a landed family and was the first in her family to enter any branch of government service, let alone the police. Asked if she would join the police service again if reborn, she has replied that she would, "provided I have the same parents."
Sardar Giani Zail Singh
Giani zail singh was first punjabi to become president of India. Born on 5 May 1916, son of Mata Ind Kaur and Bhai Kishan Singh in a small village named Sandhwan, near Kot Kapura, formerly prince state of Faridkot. Kishen Singh was village carpenter. He also had some land to till. He was devout Sikh and was known in the countryside for his simple and upright manner. Zail Singh was youngest of Five brothers and sisters. Zail Singh lost his mother at his early age. He was brought up by the sister of his mother named Daya Kaur. He had little formal education. He inherited the family's broad interest in religious learning and gained easy fluency in reading the Guru Granth Sahib . He acquired a fairly wide knowledge of Sikh doctrine and history. He was accepted for admission to the Shahid Sikh Missionary college at Amritsar, without fullfilling the miminum entry condition of marticulation. What immpressed authorities was his flair for public speaking
Manmohan Singh, India's new prime minister, is widely regarded as the architect of the country's economic reform programme.
Few doubt his ability as an economist and administrator. The questions are more over his ability and experience as a political strategist leading a coalition government.
He has never won a popular election in his life. He sits in the upper house of parliament on a vote from his Congress party.
The academic-turned-civil servant, who studied economics at Cambridge and Oxford, became India's finance minister in 1991 when the country was plunging into bankruptcy.