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Compulsory subject: School gets notice for not teaching Punjabi

Compulsory subject: School gets notice for not teaching Punjabi

Harjot Singh Bains School Education Minister of Punjab. File photo



Tribune News Service

jalandhar, February 10

The Punjab School Education Department has issued a show-cause notice to Cambridge School, Chhoti Baradari, here, for not teaching Punjabi as a compulsory subject.

School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains said it had come to his notice that Punjabi was not being taught as a compulsory subject to the students at the school. Taking serious notice of it, he directed the officials of the School Education Department to issue the notice to the school. The Cabinet Minister said that the Punjab Government was committed to maintaining the dignity of the Punjabi language, and any disrespect towards it would not be tolerated.

Bains said according to the notification issued by the Department of Legal and Legislative Affairs of the state and the Punjab Act-2008 on the Education of Punjabi and Other Languages, it is mandatory for every school in the state to teach Punjabi as a compulsory subject from first to the tenth class. He said the department still has been receiving complaints regarding the violations of this act.

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