Punjabi Entertainment Festival and Award 2023.
Punjabi Entertainment Festival and Award 2023- PEFA was held at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. This is the first time the Punjabi industry has had an award show.
The wonderful evening was attended by many promising names of the Punjabi Industry. Many prominent individuals were also present at the event. Anmol Gagan Mann, Punjab Culture and Tourism Minister inaugurated the award night.
The following are awards winners.
Punjabi Ratna Award: Charanjit Singh Ahuja and Satindar Sartaaj.
Global Star Award: Maninder Buttar and Jazzy B.
Prithvi Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award: Sardar Sohi, Sunita Dhir and Yograj Singh.
Daljit Kaur Memorial Award: Sargun Mehta.
Pride of Punjabi Cinema: Vijay Tandon and Gurpreet Ghuggi.
Pride of Punjabi Music Award: Shipra Goyal and Sarabjit Cheema.
Gopal Das Sehgal Memorial Award: Jaswinder Bhalla
Balraj Sahni Memorial Award: Binnu Dhillon and Dev Kharoud,
Gurmeet Bawa Memorial Award: Mannat Noor
Jaswant Bhanwara Memorial Award: Gurmeet Singh and AV Sarha.
Gurkeertan Memorial Award: Prince Kanwaljit Singh, Ashish Duggan.
Promising Award: Jasmine Bajwa.
Youth Icon Award: Kartar Cheema and Hardeep Grewal.
Bhai Manna Singh Memorial Award: Anita Shabdish.
Varinder Memorial Award: Simarjit Singh.
Nand Lal Noorpuri Award: Happy Raikoti.
Mulkraj Bhakri Award: Amberdeep Singh.
Kuldeep Manak Memorial Award: Kulwinder Billa.
Sardool Sikandar Memorial Award: Khan Saab.
Linelight Star Award: Raj Shokar.
Shaan-e-Punjab Award: Amar Noori.
Special appreciation award: Munish Sahni(film distributor), Satinder Satti( stage manager), Sarghi Mann( Singer) , Dinesh Aulakh( Music producer) and Mukesh Rishi( Actor).
The event was full of soulful live performances by singers like, Sarabjit Cheema, Raman Gill, Vicky, Bennett Dosanjh, Sangram Hanjara, Sarghi Mann and others.
The founders of PEFA, Sapan Manchanda and Niharka, stated that the goal of this award presentation is to reward individuals in the Punjabi film and music industry with awards while also preserving the memory of individuals who have worked hard to maintain this sector.
On this occasion, Sapan Manchanda’s updated Punjabi Industry Data-Information and Telephone Directory for the years 2023–2024 was also made public.