Mr. Balbir Punj is a well known columnist, political activist and a commentator on contemporary political developments. Every week his columns, dealing with various social, economic and political issues are published in more than three million copies in half a dozen languages, including Hindi, English, Urdu and his mother tongue Punjabi as well.
Mr. Punj is not only a respected columnist, but also an active political worker. He was an Honorable member of Rajya Sabha for two terms. He was also a convener of the Intellectual Cell of the BJP for a decade, helping the party to chart out it's ideological course.
Mr. Punj has also served BJP party as it's national secretary, all India Vice-President and as in charge of several states, including Gujarat, Punjab, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh and as a Member of National Executive of BJP from 2000 to 2014. He was a leading light of the journalist movement in India which was wedded to liberal, democratic and Catholic values.
Mr. Punj has also served as Chairman of National Commission for Youth Affairs and Indian Institute of Mass Communication.