Punjabi University teachers, students form human chain on Mother language day

Patiala, February 19

A convention was held to discuss the role of Punjabi University in dissemination of Punjabi language and imparting education here today. University teachers and students also formed a human chain on the Punjabi University campus to observe International Mother Language Day, which falls on February 21.

Writers, scholars, linguists, and artists, including Sahitya Akademi awardee Dr Kirpal Kazak and educationist Tarsem Bahiya among others expressed their views regarding current issues of the university during convocation, organised by the Department of Punjabi and Punjabi Literature Studies.

They said, “The university is reeling under financial losses and as such it is important for all to support its cause.” University students displayed posters, which emphasised the need of learning and using Punjabi language in daily lives.

Professors, who were part of the event, said Punjabi University had played a major role in dissemination of knowledge of Punjabi. They said the university was in financial burden to such an extent that it might close, which could stop new research in Punjabi language and literature. It was the biggest university catering to youth from the Malwa region, without which they would be bereft of the quality education, they added. — TNS

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