Jagjit Singh Dardi (born 19 January 1949) is a journalist and an educationist from the Indian State of Punjab. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Punjabi language daily newspaper Chardikala, a newspaper that was started in 1977. In 1970 Dardi started a fortnightly Charhdikala Marg, whose Founder Editor was his father G Harnam Singh. This fortnightly paper was converted into a daily newspaper in 1977.[1] He is the Chairman of the Punjabi news channel Chardilkala Time TV. He is also the Chairman of Sri Guru Harkrishan Group of Institutes which is a chain of institutes of higher education.[2][3] He was awarded Padma Shri in the year 2022 for his services in national integration, communal harmony, contributions in the field of media, education and promotion of Punjabi language, culture and heritage. Now Department of Public Relation Chandigarh administration announced Mr. Jagjit Singh Dardi as a Chairperson of Chandigarh press accreditation committee. Popular Punjabi Media house Nirpakh Post publish a biography of Mr. Dardi.

Mr. Dardi also known as a social worker. He distribute foods, clothes and historical books to needy persons.

Recognition: Padma Shri

Other recognitions

Other recognitions conferred on Jagjit Singh Dardi include:[6]


  1. ^ "Chardikla group celebrated Media baron Jagjit Singh Dardi's birthday". Royal Patiala. Royal Patiala. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  2. ^ Exchange4Media Staff. "Veteran journalist Jagjit Singh Dardi to be conferred with Padma Shri". e4m. exchange4media. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Founder of Sri Harkrishan group of Institutes - Jagjit Singh Dardi". The Press Reader. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards 2022" (PDF). Padma Awards. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-01-25. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards 2022". Padma Awards. Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Archived from the original on 2022-01-29. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Padma Shri Award for Jagjit Singh Dardi". Patiala Politics. Patiala Politics. Retrieved 21 February 2022.