Memories of Ajit Singh Johal

pwS dIAW ABu`l XwdW

 

AjIq isMG jOhl

 

smW AwpxI  cwly c`ldw rihMdw hY, Awpxy ies c`kr iv`c kuJ aulws dwiek Aqy kuJ pIVW BrIAW XwdW nwl ienswnI jIvn dw p`lU Brdw rihMdw hY[ A`j qoN pMj swl pihlW, qlvMfI slym (nkodr) iv`c iek iBAwnk ^UnI swkw vriqAw sI [ hW, ie`k drdnwk, idl kMbwaU Gtnw, ijs ny pMjwbI swihq jgq nUM Brun ky r`K id`qw sI[ ie`k mW bolI dw FMforcI, Avqwr isMG sMDU, (pwS) swQoN sdw leI dirMidAW ny Koh ilAw sI[ pwS ny BwvyN ihMdI, AMgRyzI Aqy aurdU iv`c vI kivqwvW Aqy vwrqk ilKI hY, pr mu`K qOr qy ausny pMjwbI dI hI syvw kIqI hY[ CotI ijhI A`lV aumr iv`c hI (21-22 swl) ‘loh kQw’ nwmk kivqwvW dw sMgRih id`qw[ CyqI hI do hor kivqwvW dIAW pusqkW ‘aufdy bwzW mgr’ qy ‘swfy simAW ivc’ id`qIAW[ ‘aufdy bwzW mgr’ dI Dwk smu`cy swihq jgq iv`c pY geI sI[ keI XUnIvrstIAW ny Awpxy AYm. ey. p`Dr dy pwTkRmW iv`c ies nUM lgwieAw[ ieQoN q`k ik kyNdrI pbilk srivs kimSn ny AwpxIAW pRIiKAwvW iv`c ienHW kivqwvw nUM QW id`qI[

ieqnI swihqk pRis`DI dw mwlk ‘pwS’ jdoN myry pws byisk tryinMg skUl dw isKAwrQI cuixAw igAw qW mYN suBwivk hI aus pRqI iK`icAw igAw[ kuJ ie`k ivcwr Aqy kivqwvW dIAW tUkW ijnHW nUM mYN bwr bwr sux ky mwixAw, quhwfy nwl sWJIAW kr irhw hW[ pwS, Aslvwd dw pujwrI ‘prqIb`Dqw, iv`c AwK irhw hY[ AsIN AYvyN mu`cI dw kuJ vI nhIN cwhuMdy……

ijs qrHW sUrj hvw qy b`dl

GrW qy ^yqW ivc swfy AMg sMg rihMdy hn

AsIN Esy qrHW

hkUmqW ivSvwsW qy ^uSIAW nUM

Awpxy nwl nwl q`kxw cwuhMdy hW

fwiFE AsIN swrw kuJ

s`cIN mu`cIN dw dyKxw cwhuMdy hW….

AsIN AYvyN mu`cIN dw kuJ vI nhIN cwhuMdy

qy AsIN swrw kuJ s`cIN mu`cIN dw dyKxw cwhuMdy hW

izMdgI, smwjvwd jW kuJ vI hor….

rozwnw dIAW Zlq kdrW kImqW, lu`t Ksu`t, ivru`D au`T rhI nkslbwVI lihr dw pwS BI ie`k in`gr AMg rih cu`kw sI[ ausny s`cIN mu`cIN dw sB kuJ dyKx leI sMGrS Aqy lVn dw rsqw d`siAw, ijvyN:

AsIN lVWgy swQI, audws mOsm leI

AsIN lVWgy swQI, Zulwm s`DrW leI

AsIN cuxwgy swQI, izMdgI dy tukVy

izMdgI dI Swn dw Swier ‘pwS’ lok sMGrS iv`c ivSvws r`Kdw sI[ aus ny S^sI kqlW dI dihSq dI kdy BI myry nwl vkwlq nhIN kIqI sI[ hW, kivqw iv`c llkwr-DunI srv au`cqm hY[ dyKo ‘kwql, loh kQw’ iv`c:

ikauN jkdy ho AwE au`TIey, lihrW vWgUM vDIey

ienHW mgrW dy dMd BMn su`tIey prq jweIey, muV au`TIey

qy jo ienHW m`CW dI rwKI krdw hY, hukm dyx leI

ies ipliply ichry dw mUMh Ku`lHx qoN pihlW

aus iv`c bMdUk dI nwlI quMn dyeIey

aus dIAW kivqwvW ‘lohw’ Aqy ‘h`Q’ dw Awpxw invyklw AMdwz izMdgI dI Swn leI bZwvq dw s`dw idMdw hY, ijvyN-

qusIN lohy dI kwr JUtdy ho

myry kol lohy dI bMdUk hY

mYN lohw KwDw hY

qusIN lohy dI g`l krdy ho[

ieMj hI ‘h`Q’ ivc:

h`Q jy hox qW

hIr dy h`QoN cUrI PVn leI hI nhIN huMdy

sYdy dI jnyq f`kx leI vI huMdy hn

kYdo dIAW v`KIAW qoVn leI vI huMdy hn

lotU h`QW nUM qoVn leI vI huMdy hn[

pwS d`by, kucly, dilq qy SoiSq vrg dy lokW nUM Swn nwl izMdgI jIx leI jwgrp krdw hY[ auqlw vrg, jo hr pRkwr dy ivBcwr, lu`t-Ksu`t qy DRoh dw BwgI bx igAw hY, nUM Drkwrdw hY, ijvyN:

myry qoN Aws nw kirE ik mYN ^yqW dw pu`q ho ky

quhwfy cgLy hoey svwdW dI g`l krWgw

ijnHW dy hVH ‘c ruVH jWdI hY

swfy b`icAW dI qoqlI kivqw

qy swfIAW DIAW dw kMjk ijhw hwsw….

auqlw vrg, puils, pYsw Aqy hwkmW dI imlI Bugq nwl, inAW qy AinAW, dyS pRym qy dyS-Droh, pRgqI qy Z`dwrI, dw lybl ikvyN bdldw hY, dw sMdyS ‘pwS’ dI kivqw ‘do qy do iqMn’ iv`c dyK skdy ho:

do qy do iqMn vI ho skdy hn

vrqmwn imiQhws vI ho skdw hY

mnu`KI Skl cmcy vrgI ho skdI hY[

ijvyN ik qusIN jwxU hI ho, pwS nkslbwVI lihr iv`c PiVAw igAw sI qy jlMDr jylH iv`c bMd irhw sI[ bhuq swry pMjwb dy nkslbwVI mwr id`qy gey sn[ pwrtI iv`c ivcwrDwrw dw ivroD bhuq iq`Kw ho igAw sI[ pwS smyq pwrtI dw pYNqVw vI ih`l igAw sI[ kimaUinst pwrtIAW ienklwb dw rwh C`f geIAW sn, bwbq myry ivcwr suxky jo kivqw ‘swfy simAW ivc’ mYN suxI, mYNnUM pwS dy idl dw AnuBv krwauNdI sI qy hY, ijvyN:

ieh Srmnwk hwdsw swfy hI nwl hoxw sI

ik dunIAW dy sB qoN piv`qr hr&W ny

bx jwxw sI isMGwsx dy pOfy

mwrks dw Syr vrgw isr

id`lI dIAW BUl BuleIAW ivc imAWkdw i&rdw

AsIN hI q`kxw sI myry Xwro

ieh ku&r swfy hI simAW ivc hoxw sI[

ienklwbI qy mnu`KvwdI ivcwrW dw SudweI pwS, lu`t Ks`ut, dmn c`kr, AiqAwcwr, ivBcwr, AinAW nUM bhuq burw qW smJdw hY pr sB qoN Kqrnwk nhIN kihMdw hY[ aus leI sB qoN Kqrnwk ies sB nUM brdwSq krnw hY ijvyN aus dI lMbI kivqw ‘sB qoN Kqrnwk’ dIAW ieh sqrW:

sB qoN Kqrnwk huMdw hY

murdw SWqI nwl Br jwxw

nw hoxw qVp dw, sB sihx kr jwxw

GrW qoN inklxw kMm qy

qy kMm qoN Gr jwxw

sB qoN Kqrnwk huMdw hY

swfy supinAW dw mr jwxw

sB qoN Kqrnwk auh A`K huMdI hY

jo sB kuJ dyKdI hoeI vI TMfI X`K huMdI hY

pwS BwvyN A`j swfy iv`c nhIN hY pr ijqnI dyr ies sMswr iv`c mnu`Kqwvwd leI sMGrS c`ldw rhygw, aus dIAW kivqwvW pryrnw dw somw bxIAW rihxgIAW[

 

(Toronto, ONT)

 

 

 

 

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