September 17, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Title: Qaumi Masle [Episode 19]
Topic: On Medium of Education with Special Reference to Punjabi Language
Host/Presenter: Baljeet Singh
Participants: Prof. Joga Singh (Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography)
Date of Release: September 01, 2013
Produced by: http://www.sikhsiyasat.com
Duration: 51 Minutes and 39 Seconds
Education is one of the basics of individual and social life. It’s of equal importance that what language should be the medium of Education. At global level there has been a wide debate on this issue and international research has repeatedly highlighted the fact that most effective medium of education is the mother language of the child to be educated.
As Indian peninsula is multi-cultural and multi-linguist, it’s a question of prime concern that what should be medium of education?
Dr. Joga Singh is Professor and Former head of Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography at Punjabi University, Patiala. In this episode of Qaumi Masle he stressed that only mother-language should be the medium of Education. To prove his points he referred to international research. He shattered many illusions surrounding mother-language as medium of education.
Sikh Siyasat shall be exploring more on this topic in coming episodes.