Sangrur, July 24
Minister for Higher Education and Languages Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said the state government has made a budgetary provision of Rs 30 crore for opening libraries at the district level.
He said this at a state-level function in Barnala yesterday to commemorate 300th birth anniversary of Waris Shah.
“A library dedicated to litterateurs of Barnala will be opened in the district. Barnala is known as the ‘Sahit da Mecca’,” the minister said, adding “Punjabi language is being propagated at all levels”.
Meet Hayer added the state government had directed departments, boards and corporations to put up names and signboards in Punjabi and do the official work in Punjabi language only.
Bhadaur MLA Labh Singh Ugoke, who was also present, said: “Only those societies that respect their mother tongue progress.”
Languages Department Director Virpal Kaur said programmes in the honour Waris Shah were being held in various districts.
Don't MissView All
Russian President vows to protect newly annexed Donetsk, Luh...
Mallikarjun Kharge set to be next Congress chief as Gandhi loyalists, G23 back him; Tharoor his challenger
It is 80-year-old former 9-term MLA and a 3-term MP Kharge v...
Congress presidential poll: Shashi Tharoor's blunder in manifesto, shows distorted map of India; issues clarification later
Stated that 'no one does such things on purpose' and added t...
Amid din over opposition's demand for action against Fauja Singh Sarari, Punjab Assembly passes 3 Bills
There is a heated argument between MLA Sukhpal Khaira and Sp...
After the first referendum, both countries have issued trave...