Thursday, March 27, 2008

Resolutions to promote Punjabi language

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha has passed two resolutions in order to promote and preserve Punjabi language.As per the first resolution, the house sought making use of Punjabi mandatory for all government officials, including IAS and IPS officers working for the Punjab government.the Punjab assembly on unanimously passed second resolution making the use of Punjabi language compulsory in all government offices and a mandatory subject in all schools upto class tenth.The resolution was passed by the assembly unanimously even as some educational boards like CBSE, Punjabi as a subject is not compulsory in class tenth.only 90% of schools have Punjabi as compulsory subject up to class X while the remaining schools, affiliated to CBSE or ICSE, including Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalyas, permit students to have alternate language in lieu of Punjabi from class IX onwards.

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