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Harp Farmer's Mission 'Stop Defaming Punjab' Gone Viral

NewsVoir | 03 Jun, 2016
The startling figures of drug abuse in Punjab have been making rounds in various news reports. Unfortunately there is complete absence of empirical data or research studies, which can form the basis of claims made by various politicians. The statements like “70% of the Punjabis are drug addicts” are hampering the growth of Punjabis not only nationally but bringing bad name to the state internationally. Pained by the defamation of Punjab, Harp Farmer, the well-known artist of Punjab started a drive against this negative agenda through his page “Stop Defaming Punjab” ( He put his video encouraging Punjabis to come forward tosupport the mission. The video garnered 2.9 lakh organic views, 11000 likes, 1100 shares and 2900 comments within 4 days. Prominent celebrities like Daler Mehendi, Babbu Mann, Ankur Singh Patar and Guru Randhawa supported his mission on social media with their selfie videos.  Over 500 videos have already been posted by youth of Punjab.


Harp stated, “I feel the pain when I travel abroad and people paint all the Punjabis in negative colours of being drug addicts. But these are not the true colors of Punjab. My mission is aimed at presenting the true colours of Punjab and clear myths regarding the drug abuse. “


“It’s a shame that some people are presenting a gory picture of Punjab for their selfish gains. Unfortunately they fail to understand that they are hampering the progress of the youth of Punjab. Drugs is a national problem and being a border state Punjab has been used as the doorway for drug trafficking but that doesn’t mean all Punjabis are the consumers of drugs.” He further added

About Harp Farmer

Harpreet Singh is a multifaceted personality with a proven track in Photography, Filmmaking and acting. Widely famous as Harp Farmer from village Nadalon, District Hoshiarpur, Harpreet has been working with a sole motive of promoting Punjab and the spirit of Punjab for the last 5 years. He has held exhibitions in India and Australia under the banner “Colors of Panjaab” to showcase various facets of vibrant Punjab.  Harp believes that there is a lot in Punjab that is still untold and that the villages (Pind) of Punjab holds a lot of talent which needs to reach the world.


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