Giani Gurdit Singh was given UNESCO award for Punjabi Literature for the book Mera Pind da Jiwan in 1967 and also for the book Tith Tihar in 1960.
Giani Gurdit Singh lived from 24 February 1923 – 17 January 2007, was born in Mithewal town (Sangrur) in the province of Punjab, India. He was viewed as one of the best contemporary authors in Punjabi and his book Mera Pind is viewed as a work of art. It is currently in its fourteenth version and has been in print constantly since 1961. Moreover he was a spearheading writer, the Owner-Editor of Parkash (a Punjabi dialect daily paper) 1947– 1978. He was likewise the Editor of Singh Sabha Patrika, a month to month magazine of Sikh history and holiness (from 1973– 1988).
Giani Gurdit Singh graduated as "Giani" from Punjab University, Lahore in 1945 and he spent significant time in writing, eternality, history and old stories.
He was an individual from the Punjab Legislative Council from 1956 to 1962. He added to the level headed discussions around then and in the making of Punjabi University, Patiala and in the acknowledgment of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, as the fifth Takht of the Sikhs. He was General Secretary of the Singh Sabha Shatabadi Committee, Amritsar, which was renamed Kendriya Sri Guru Singh Sabha. As the Editor of the magazine Singh Sabha Patrika he concentrated on issues of significance to the Sikhs. He likewise settled two Guru Granth Vidya Kendras, one in Chandigarh and another in Mehrauli, Delhi.
Other awards and honors:
- Designated Gurmat Acharya by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee, Amritsar in 1991.
- Punjabi Sahit Shiromani Puraskar, Languages Department, Punjab, 2006.
- Godrej No. 1 Doordarshan Panj Pani Sanman 2005 for commitment to the Punjabi legacy and culture by Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar.
- Chief Khalsa Diwan, Amritsar at the Centenary Celebrations. 2003.
- S. Kartar Singh Dhaliwal Award by Punjabi Sahitya Akademi, Ludhiana, 2000.