Preet Lari, a Punjabi language magazine, once published in four languages,was founded by Gurbakhsh Singh in 1933 and the word means Love LInk.It seeks to link people of all races, nations and ages through reasonable, loving and positive thinking aimed at the general good of all.

His son Navtej Singh joined him and brought in a feeling for the oppressed.The times were those that promised to bring equality of opportunity for everyone.Navtej Singh became a voice for the oppressed and the underdogs of the world.His sweet concern touched many a heart and they dared to dream.He died quiet young at the age of 56, of cancer. To the surprise of all, Navtej Singh’s second son, Sumeet Singh,then 27,a young story writer and avid reader of Kafkian and the then contemporary Indian literature took on the mantle and was in a sense an early postmodernist,drawing on all pre-modern traditions as well, to stand up for abiding values of human beings and projecting the humane spirit in all its variety and glory.Sumeet Singh was done to death at the young age of 30 at the hands of fanatics killing in the name of what they said was their religion.

Poonam Singh, his widow and later married as custom allowed and encouraged to Rati Kant Singh, a young brother of Sumeet’s, have been editing and publishing this magazine for the last 26years now. They were assissted by many sections of society as were eager to see the values passed on by generations well established for the future generations too.

Preet Lari TRUST ,a public trust, was made in 1995 and its Founder Chairperson was P H Vaishnav, a retd,. civil servant who was otherwise a non Punjabi, a Gujrati by birth, but had chosen to live and die in Punjab.The other trustees were Dr Man Singh Nirankari(now late),Mrs Santosh Balraj Sahni, Mrs Mohinder Navtej Singh and Mrs Poonam Singh.

This magazine is running well and healthy and is being subscribed to by 19000 plus schools of Punjab, primary and upper primary and also by all the 75 plus technical instruction institutions of Punjab.Its headquarter is at Preet Nagar,Distt. Amritsar, Punjab, India and a running office at CHANDIGARH 160011.
The address is:
81 sector 10A Chandigarh 160011.
Telephones:91 172 2743489 91172 2749264 919876263725
The editor is Poonam Singh and the Publisher is Rati Kant Singh.

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  2. sat shri akal ji,

    I read pbi litterature too much .I like Dr. Dilip kaur tiwana,veena verma,Amrita Pritam,Ajit Kaur,surjit patar .My heartly intentions is that ,i want to publish my own literature on your magazine. i used to on literature in my university time when i was student of punjabi university ,patiala. I read first novel katha kuknas di by dilip kaur tiwana.this novel inspired me to read punjabi literature very much

  3. ajj mudat to bad ajit vicho khaber padi k nav tej singh di wife di death hoo hai….. aik old film chal pai… dar ji s gurbaksh singh jinah di kahani meri mnani laila 10th vich padi c. my father was the fan of preet lari and dar ji s gurbaksh singh….I AM stying in sydney from 20 yrs… forget past but the news of sardarni mohinder kAUR MADE EVERY THING FRESH. WISH TO BE THE PART OF PREET LARI FAMILY AGAIN. COULD SOME BODY CAN HELP

  4. Hi I am jaspal singh, from U.K. Would like to order preetlarhi mag yearly. Can you tell me how you would exept yearly payment and tell me how much it will cost including postag from U K.
    Jaspal singh.

  5. Annual subscrption for preetlari for uk is rs.1200. You may send by moneyorder etc. If you wish to pay by electronic transfer etc let us know.

  6. Dear Jaspal Singh,
    Many thanks for your email and i am already the fan of preetlari with the courtesy of Madam Poonam Singh,

    Thanks and regards

    Ghulam Haider Birahmani.

  7. ਕਿਸੇ ਦਿਲ ਸਾਂਝੇ ਦੀ ਧੜਕਣ, ਕਿਸੇ ਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਗੀਤ ਦੀ ਲੈਅ !
    ਪੱਤੇ ਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਲੜੀ ਦੇ ਦਿੱਸਣ, ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਰੋਤੀ ਸਭੋ ਸ਼ੈਅ !!

  8. Please send 240 rs by MO or bank draft or at par cheque. And your address with the pin code. And tell us from which month you wantbto subscribe. Address Mo etc to manager Preetlari 81 sector 10 A chandigarh 160011. Or to VPO preetnagar Distt Amritsar 143110

  9. Only I want know. About anusuia (anu) mam. Know where is she. Plz tell me. Dear sir or mam.

  10. Only I want know. About anusuia (anu) mam. Know where is she. Plz tell me. Dear sir or mam.
    I want to know anusuia (anu) mam who is daughter of gurbaksh singh preetlari

  11. Dr. Ranjit Singh Ji, please keep us posted on the progress of your book and please announce here when it is completed. Thank you!

  12. Sat sri akal g
    Preetlarhi july mnth vch app ji ne ik var fir manu maan bkhshya meri story” Tiger” nu shap k. Mere kol shbd nhi dhnvad krn lyi.. app g kr k he meri eh story pakstan de ik magzn v ch anuvad kr k shp rhi a..thnx… july mnth da mgzn mere tk nhi pochya ..three mnth to out of stat gya hon kr k mai book stal to nhi lai skya ho ske ta bhjn di kirpa krni…thnx…..jagseer dhaliwal ugoke ferozpur-142052

  13. I liked preetlari so much deeply fm heart …may attain Max. height …karamjit singh dhariwal

  14. 1200 rs for a year by air, sir.
    You could send by international money order to “preetlari”.
    Or in the name of Rati Kant Singh as western union money etc.
    Or someone may pay for you from India.

  15. Preet ldi di pathak1970 to han
    India buy krdi si hun Canada dwnld krke pd laindi han

    Please mainu darji di story “pahuta pandhi”bhej dio
    Ohna dyan books saryan pdian ne.
    Ithe book mil nhi rhi. Pahuta Pandi zroor bhej dena please

  16. Can we start this magazine by cash on delivery as on first month postman receive the one year subscription money from the reader.Please check

  17. Ask your hawker to get from the bus stand Patiala. Or give your address here and send us money at

    Preetlari Trust
    The punjab state cooperative bank,sector 17, chd Ifsc UTIB0PSCB01( last two are figures)
    Account no. 000535001000343

  18. Blog z get-up is very good…but it seems that you are busy and feel it difficult to spare time to maintain it properly…your replies are short…..It z great to continue this sort of blog in the days of ” almost anarchy” in every feild….Time is changed from the days of Respected Darji and Navtej….

  19. should not some stories/article from Darji as well as Navtej be shared on this blog?? Or sm article from old issues of Preetlarhi??

  20. Is there any way I can access the archives from the years 1940 to 1946 of Preetlari Magazine?
    Much obliged.

  21. I want to subscribe preet larhi maagzine.what are the subscription charges and account details to send the required money…

  22. What’s the monthly subscription for the magazine in India and mode of payment and address for forwarding the amount.

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