The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday promised to initiate strong steps to put an end to the menace of vulgarity in Punjabi songs.

The minister said this after presiding over a brainstorming meeting with the prominent personalities of art, literary and cultural sectors at Punjab Bhawan. Sidhu also said that forming a ‘Gunda Act’ to curb piracy would also be his main agenda.

Showcasing Punjab as an ideal spot for shooting of Hindi films, the minister said that keeping in view this aspect as well as to give boost to film tourism, a film city would be constructed in the state. Underlining the importance of culture and tourism sectors, he said that rich and glorious cultural heritage can go a long way in popularising tourism sphere.

Disclosing more, he elaborated that Sri Durbar Sahib, Amritsar witnesses 1 lakh devotees on daily basis, so a circuit would be constructed to bolster religious tourism where all the religious places would be connected and top class arrangements would be made for the devotees.

Sidhu said that Punjab has scores of historical forts, memorials which would be made tourist destinations by forming their circuits.

The meeting had among attendees Dr Surjit Patar, Pammi Bai, Mrs. Sunita Dheer, Jasbir Jassi, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Dr. Satinder Sartaj, Dr Amar Singh and filmmaker Manmohan Singh.