In yet another discriminatory step against the Punjabi language by the Central government, the ministry of languages has issued a circular stating that all the administrative works being carried out by the Punjab & Sindh Bank branches from now on will be done in Hindi instead of Punjabi.
Last month, the Union government celebrated Hindi pakhwara, or Hindi fortnight, a countrywide mandatory celebration of Hindi at government offices, Public Sector Undertakings, educational institutions and agencies like the Indian Space Research Organisation and National Brain Research Centre that lasted two weeks.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) has cancelled the "International Conference on Punjabi language". The cancellation counts for the third time in the last one year.
Under attack from the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Shiromani Akal Dal (Badal) and other Sikh groups over alleged discontinuation of regional languages, including Punjabi, in government run schools in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party today offered explanation while alleging that it was mere 'rumour'.
With the latest update of iOS released yesterday, Apple added the support for Punjabi keyboard. Now you will be able to add Punjabi keyboard without the need of installing third party apps.
Notwithstanding several pious pronouncements and official fiats, the Akali Dal led government failed enforce Punjabi in government offices, obviously under pressure from ultra Hindu nationalist party, BJP which is bent upon making Punjab suba a bi-lingual state .
Dr. Sewak Singh is Associate Professor of Religion at Eternal University, Baru Sahib. He talked to Sikh Siyasat's editor Parmjeet Singh Gazi on contemporary conditions of Punjabi language in foreign countries. He also discussed challenges faced by those engaged in promotion of Punjabi language amongst next generations of Punjabis in foreign countries.
Sikh Siyasat's editor Parmjeet Singh talked to Dr. Sewak Singh on contemporary situation of Punjabi Language. This is full recording of the talk show.
Showing sensitivity towards their linguistic identity in the Indian Parliament, all four newly elected members of parliament of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took oath in Punjabi language.
Patiala, Punjab (March 01, 2014): It is learnt that the Punjabi University, Patiala has launched "Punjabipedia", an exclusive online treasure relating to Punjabi language. It was reportedly launched on February 26, 2014.
Patiala, Punjab (January 24, 2014): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Punjabi University, Patiala is going to launch Punjabi encyclopaedia – Punjabipedia next week. Punjabi University is aiming to promote Punjabi language through this project.
Chandigarh/ Punjab (January 01, 2013): A detailed news report in Punjabi Tribune, a regional vernacular published from Chandigarh has revealed that marginalization of Punjabi language continues in Chandigarh.
In this episode of Qaumi Masle Dr. Joga Singh shattered the misconception that Punjabi lacks medical or technical terminology. He also referred to the results of international research to emphasize that mother languages should be medium of education.
London, United Kingdom (January 04, 2013): According to media reports 'Punjabi' is the third most-spoken language in England and Wales, as per figures of the 2011 census. English tops the list, followed by Polish.
Malout, Punjab (February 26, 2012): International Mother Language Day is observed on 21 February every year. As per information posted on website of the Sikh Students Federation (SSF), Guru Teg Bahadur Group of Colleges, Chhapianwali, Malout unit of SSF will be organizing a special lecture of Dr. Sewak Singh on 27 February, 2012 to mark the day which signifies the importance of mother language.
Patiala (October 05, 2011): Linguistics and media experts raised the issues of marginalization as well as distortion of Punjabi language in education, media and social use, during the seminar organized by a students’ body at Arts Auditorium, Punjabi University, Patiala on October 05, 2011. Sikh Students Federation, the premier body of Sikh Students in Punjab, organized the seminar on “contemporary condition of Punjabi language” with special focus on its’ use in education and media.
New Delhi (September 28, 2010): Students of Punjab, under the banner of Sikh Students Federation, approached the Bar Council of India at New Delhi to oppose the decision of BCI that has allegedly resulted in discrimination against Punjabi Language.
The Sikh Students Federation and students of Punjabi University, today, launched a signature drive to show their protest against the decision of Bar Council of ...
Patiala (27 August, 2010): The Sikh Students Federation has reacted sharply against Bar Association of India’s decision to not to allow Law graduates to opt Punjabi as their medium for Lawyers eligibility test to be held on December 05.