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Profile of Balwinder

Com. Balwinder Singh was born in village Gagroula in Patiala district of Punjab state. Since his college days he was very active in student politics. In the year 1977 He joined All India Students federation (AISF) and two years later become the Patiala district President of the students union. During 1980-81 Balwinder was elected president of multani mal modi college students council. Next year he joined Punjabi University, Patiala. He passed M.A Punjabi, M.A Education and Master degree in journalism and mass communication (MJMC). He was elected Punjab state president of AISF in 1985.When AISF and AIYF launched ‘job or jail’ agitation he was arrested at Dehli boat club and sent to tihar Jail for five days.

He started his journalistic career in 1990 as sub editor in the Nawan Zamana news paper at Jullunder district headquarter. After some time he became staff correspondent for two Punjabi daily newspapers. In the year 1993 He joined the Punjabi Tribune and worked in different capacities there for 27 years and retired as principal correspondent in the same paper in May 2020. Balwinder was founder member of punjab & Chandigarh journalists union. He was the State President of the union till May 2022. He was two times vice president, two times Sr.vice president and one time president of Chandigarh press club. He was member of PCI for one term along with D Amar and Majid.

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