February 05, 2019 06:43 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Across the world, It’s a matter of pride for   the people of Punjab that amongst other arts Gurmat Sangeet founded by Guru Nanak Dev ji has been recognized as an art form of spiritual music. 

The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will confer the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Puraskar) to Dr Gurnam Singh for his contribution in music tradition of Gurbani.
It’s worthwhile to mention here that Sangeet Natak Academy conferred this prestigious award to eminent artists of country in the field of music, theatre and other arts. 
Dr Gurnam Singh is a world renowned Sikh kirtankar and academician  who is the first to record all Ragas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in his melodious voice  and has academically established Gurmat Sangeet as a subject in various  universities in India and abroad.
As a scholar of music Dr Singh has contributed various dictionaries, books, research papers, documentary films, signature tunes etc which have been published by many world renowned universities , audio visual companies including Oxford publication . 
In 21 century the revival of string instruments in Sri Darbar sahib Amritsar, by the efforts made by Dr. Singh has been applauded worldwide.
A large number of his students are serving in the field of music as university professors, teachers and Kirtankars at global level.
He has also been honored by Punjab Government, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committe, Harivalabh Sangeet Sabha Jalandhar   and various other organizations with high ranking awards and recognitions. Dr  Gurnam Singh has been serving as dean academic , dean research , dean Faculty , Professor , Head of music and Gurmat Sangeet  Departments in Punjabi University, Patiala . He has founded Gurmat Sangeet Chair, Department of Gurmat Sangeet, Gurmat Gyan Online Study center and Gurmat   Sangeet Bhawan at Punjabi University.    A renowned exponent of Ragas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Dr Singh has performed in prestigious music conferences  and  Gurmat Sangeet Raag Darbars in India and abroad. A member  and activist of national international institutions Dr Gurnam singh has been recognised as a roll model in his field .
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