Thursday, May 3, 2007

And, how about a Punjab history, arts and culture curriculum? Each state in U.S. has history, arts, and culture study, why not in India?

As I was reading about promotion of Punjabi language below, it reminded of Punjabi history as well. I don’t remember learning anything about Punjab history in any of the thirteen schools I attended in Punjab or any textbooks on it. Yes, there was history of India, but not of Punjab. I am not sure if other states teach their regional history, culture, heritage and arts.

Promote Punjabi language’ Tribune News Service
Sangrur, May 3Urging the government to set up a Punjabi Language University in the state, various organisations of Punjabi writers have sought that due status be accorded to the language. They stated that this would promote Punjabi language, literature and culture, and would lead to proper research and evaluation.
Talking to The Tribune on behalf of Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (Sekhon), Sangrur; Punjabi Sahit Academy, Ludhiana; and Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Jallandhar, general secretary of the Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (Sekhon), Dr Tejwant Mann, said besides setting up a Punjabi Language University, the state government should also pass Punjab Public Library Bill for promoting the books in the language.
He said it was regrettable that there was no policy relating to Punjabi language in the state.
Dr Mann added that the implementation of Punjabi as the state’s official language in an effective manner was the duty of the state government as Punjab had been carved out as a language-based state under the provisions of the Indian Constitution in 1966.


Blogger pritamkaur said...

hi Bhai sahib,

great to read abt ur journey to sikhee and the joy of wearing a turban. i am happy to know when a sikh man wears a turban and is proud of it.

5:38 PM, May 03, 2007  

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