October 1, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Samvad, a discussion forum, held a Gurmukhi handwriting competition in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshehar) district. Around five thousand students from 35 schools took part in this competition. And selected students and winners were rewarded during a function held at Babbar Karam Singh Memorial Public School, Daulatpur near Nawanshehar.
Dr. Kanwaljit Singh, Head of Post Graduate Punjabi Department, Sri Guru Angad Dev College, Khadur Sahib delivered a special lecture on the importance of Gurmukhi script during this event.
WATCH VIDEO recording of LECTURE OF DR. KANWALJIT SINGH on GURMUKHI:
It is notable that the Gurmukhi Script for Punjabi language was organised by second Sikh Guru, Guru Angad Ji. It has 35 alphabets and various laga-matras. This script is used to write Punjabi language in east Punjab. It is also used for Punjabi globally by the Sikhs and in many Western countries Gurmukhi is used as script of Punjabi language for their official work. The fact that Guru Granth Sahib is in Gurmukhi gives a sacred touch to this script.
Listen AUDIO Recording of LECTURE of Dr. Kanwaljit Singh on Importance of Gurmukhi: