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Chandigarh based Punjab University Kills Punjabi language from Sign Boards

The city of Chandigarh was raised on the land acquired from the farmers of Punjab and this city hosts the campus of the Punjab University, but the native language of the regions is being erased from both- the city and the campus.

Sukhbir Badal urges Nitin Gadkari to ensure primacy to Punjabi language on signboards on Highways

Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today requested India's surface transport minister Nitin Gadkari to ensure primacy of Punjabi language on all signboards on central highways in Punjab.

Special Lecture of Dr. Kanwaljit Singh on Importance of Gurmukhi

Samvad, a discussion forum, held a Gurmukhi handwriting competition in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshehar) district.

Punjabi Language Activist Arrested for Painting Hindi Boards with Black Paint in Chandigarh

A language activist Baljeet Singh Khalsa was reportedly arrested today by Chandigarh police for blackening boards in Hindi and English language.

J&K Government Reinstates Punjabi Language in Schools

Jammu and Kashmir government has reportedly reinstated Punjabi language as a subject in government run schools.

SGPC Chief Asks Punjab Governor To Implement Punjabi As First Language In Chandigarh

As per the media reports Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar chief Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has shot off a letter to Punjab Governor cum

Importance of Language: With Special Reference to Punjabi (Dr. Sewak Singh’s Lecture at PAU)

Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana unit of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC) hosted a lecture on Importance of Language (with Special Reference to Punjabi) at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Auditorium in PAU campus on Wednesday, March 29th 2017.

Punjab & Sindh Bank Drops Punjabi, inducts Hindi As Its Official Language

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.

It’s Time For The Govt to Stop Spreading the Lie That Hindi is India’s ‘National Language’

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.

SGPC Does It Again: International Meet on Punjabi Language Cancelled for Third Time

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.

AAP says Badals spreading false rumors about Punjabi language in Delhi schools

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'.

Good news for Punjabi lover iPhone users: Apple adds Punjabi Keyboard to iOS 9

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.

Ignoring of Punjabi by the Akalis under pressure from ultra Hindu nationalist party: BJP [by Jaspal Singh Sidhu]

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 .

Contemporary condition and Challenges before Punjabi language in foreign countries

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.

Discussing Contemporary situation of Punjabi Language – Talkshow with Dr. Sewak Singh

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.

On Punjabi Language, Education and Sikh Diaspora: Dr. Sewak Singh [Video]

S. Sewak Singh (Dr.) is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Asst. Dean of Akal College of Arts & Sciences at Eternal University, Baru Sahib.

Situation of Languages and Linguistics policy of India (Special Talkshow with Prof. Joga Singh)

Prof. Joga Singh said that Languages in India were not recognized in accordance with linguistic norms, rather the politics played it's part in this matter and many languages were not recognized in their independent form. Such languages were merely declared as sub-forms of Hindi. For example as per linguistic parameters Bhojpuri was an independent language but it was declared as a sub-form of Hindi.

Three of four Aam Aadmi Party MPs from Punjab take oath in Punjabi; Harsimrat, other Akali, Congress MPs followed the trend

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.

Punjabi university launches Punjabipedia – an online treasure of 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.

Punjabi University to launch Punjabipedia to promote Punjabi language

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.

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