Ajit (Punjabi: ਅਜੀਤ) is one of the leading Punjabi language daily newspapers, published from Jalandhar, India. The newspaper is run by Sadhu Singh Hamdard trust. Ajit started its circulation with an Urdu language weekly edition in 1941 from Shaheed Sikh Missionary College Amritsar. Ajit Singh Ambalvi was its first editor. In November 1942, it became daily newspaper and began printing from Lahore. After independence it moved its base to Jalandhar and Sadhu Singh Hamdard became its editor. In 1955, its name was changed to Ajit Patrika and language changed from Urdu to Punjabi. Later in 1957, its name was changed back to Ajit. After Hamdard's death in 1984, its present editor Barjinder Singh Hamdard took the charge. Presently it has a readership of over 3.33 Lakhs. Ajit is published from 21 centers in Punjab which include Amritsar, Barnala, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Faridkot, Fazilika, Firozpur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Mansa, Moga, Muktasar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur and Taran Taran.
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