Mr Khushwant Singh, a renowned author with master craftsmanship in writing biographies and historical fiction visited The Punjab Public School on April 16, 2022. He delivered a talk on writing as a challenge. He spoke at length on the discipline one needs to cultivate to master the art of writing. Motivating the students, he said they need to explore the writer within themselves. He gave them valuable tips as to how they should go ahead step by step to devote themselves for writing. He appealed to them to overcome their inhibitions as they would be required to write at every stage of their lives. He took many queries from boys and girls and answered them all satisfactorily. Finally, he signed a copy each of The Opium Toffee and Maharaja in Denims for the school library.
Mr Khushwant Singh has worn many hats, including that of a journalist, a columnist, a television host, an editor and a farmer. He is currently the State Information Commissioner, Punjab. Three of his books–The Turbaned Tornado, a biography of the oldest marathon runner Fauja Singh, Maharaja in Denims and The Opium Toffee, are being adapted into cinematic experiences, making him one of the fascinating contemporary authors of India. His biography of erstwhile royal and former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh set new standards in writing biographies of Indian political giants.
Deputy Headmaster Dr Gurvinder Kaur gave a token of deeply felt respect and gratitude to Mr Khushwant Singh. She gave a token of remembrance and gratitude to Mr Taranvir Singh, CEO, Founder, The Achievers Program (TAP) as well. Proposing the vote of thanks, she appealed to the student community to act on the advice given by the learned author and make a difference to their lives. Later Mr Khushwant Singh signed the Visitor’s Book as well.