‘12.5 crore people are speaking Punjabi worldwide today’

‘12.5 crore people are speaking Punjabi worldwide today’

Activities in progress on the third day of literature festival at Khalsa College.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 4

Hailing the move to make Punjabi as a language of medium in the Civil Services Examinations, senior IAS officer, writer and member, Punjab Education Tribunal, Jaspal Singh on Thursday said the matter is a moment of pride as it shows the progress and development of our mother tongue. He said he was one of the first candidates, who chose Punjabi literature as subjects in CSE and found that Punjabi literature was a rich treasure trove of knowledge.

Activities in progress on the third day of literature festival at Khalsa College.

Speaking at the seminar on ‘Punjabi Bhasha Da Gaurav’, organised on the sidelines of ongoing ‘Amritsar Literary Festival and Book Fair 2021’ at Khalsa College. “Punjabi language is passing through very promising phase where more than 12.5 crore people are today speaking the language worldwide,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner, Tarn Taran, Kulwant Singh too addressed the seminar, sharing that he cleared the CSE with Punjabi as a medium and planned meticulously to get a good score for getting the top job. “The way concepts get clear and understood in mother tongue cannot be possible in any other language. One can also give the interview in their mother tongue and this move has facilitated so many aspiring civil servants,” he said, adding that we must learn more languages but biologically we are tuned to assimilate best in our own mother tongue. In another cultural presentation, an ‘Amabarsari Sath’ was organised in which top theatre personalities, including legendry singer Gurmeet Bawa, actor Jatinder Kaur, comedian Rajbir Kaur, singer Harinder Sohal, writer Deep Dawinder, Sandeep Singh, Bhupinder Sandhu took part.

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