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Language: Punjabi

  • Apr 19, 2012
  • 07:58 PM

My education, my language

Zubair Torwali / Pakistan Today
In mainstream Pakistan, the linguistic diversity of the country is still thought to be a threat to the national cohesion despite the fact that Pakistan has lost one of its arms mainly (including other factors as well) due to the denial of linguistic diversity.
  • Apr 16, 2012
  • 04:06 PM

Government Prepared To Consider Teaching Of Punjabi Language In Schools - Muhyiddin

The government is prepared to consider the teaching of Punjabi language in schools if there is a request for it and that there are enough students for the lesson, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
  • Mar 16, 2012
  • 12:41 PM

I speak Punjabi (but my kids might not)

Affan Chaudhry / The Express Tribune
If you belong to a Punjabi speaking family and couldn’t understand then this is proof that our language is teetering on the brink of extinction. How many more generations will it be before the original dialect just vanishes from the planet? Nobody in my circle of friends has a Punjabi vocabulary like my parents have. If the trend continues, than it’s not really hard to predict the outcome.s
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 01:38 PM

Bilingual dictionaries to promote India's mother tongues

Madhusree Chatterjee /
New Delhi : The campaign to preserve vernacular mother tongues and make knowledge accessible to students through translation across the linguistic arc has taken a big stride with a new bilingual dictionary series in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada from the source language, English.
  • Nov 23, 2011
  • 12:22 PM

Promotion of Punjabi language urged

The Nation
Addressing the ceremony, the VC said the knowledge of language was a basic knowledge to convey ideas. Unfortunately, our students failed to express their words exactly either in English or Urdu, he said adding that Punjabi language was not taught to us at school and college level that’s why we face difficulty in reading or writing Punjabi.
  • Aug 10, 2011
  • 01:41 PM

The primary school where just FOUR pupils out of over 400 speak English as mother tongue

Louise Eccles / Daily Mail
In one of Britain’s most extreme cases, it has emerged that less than 1 per cent of pupils at Bradford Moor Community Primary School speak English as their first language. The school is in one of the city’s most deprived areas, and 90 per cent of the 417 pupils are from Pakistan. Many arrive at the school unable to speak a word of English.
  • Jun 29, 2011
  • 10:54 AM

USA's 1st Punjabi charter school to open in California

Newstrack India
Nevada (US), June 28 (ANI): The first Punjabi charter school of the United States of America will open in West Sacramento (California) in this August, according to reports.
  • Jun 19, 2011
  • 06:54 PM

MB: Minority communities must ensure survival of their languages

Sarban Singh / Malaysia Star
EVERY effort should be made to ensure the survival of languages, particularly those spoken by minority communities. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said this was important to ensure the identity and heritage of a race was not compromised.
  • Jun 13, 2011
  • 10:12 PM

Punjabi univ launches online dictionary

Parvesh Sharma / Times of India
PATIALA: The Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr Jaspal Singh unveiled the first-of- its-kind " online English-Punjabi dictionary", prepared by the University's Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography , at a brief function in the syndicate room here in the university.
  • May 30, 2011
  • 03:23 PM

Punjabi set to become 4th top language in Canada

Neel Kamal / Times of India
BARNALA: Not only Punjabis, who are making waves at faraway Canada in various spheres, including Canadian parliament, Punjabi language also is making a niche for itself there. During the ongoing census in Canada, many are coming forward to record their mother tongue as Punjabi.
  • May 07, 2011
  • 08:52 PM

Holding on to the Sikh heritage in the U.S.

Raja Abdulrahim / Los Angeles Times
A generation of American-born Sikhs had little religious education, but now many are making sure their children can learn the faith's history, philosophy and the Punjabi language of their holy script.
  • May 02, 2011
  • 12:07 AM

Punjab CM calls upon Punjabi diaspora for united efforts to promote Punjabi and Punjabiat

Gagandeep Ahuja / Punjab Newsline
PATIALA: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called upon the Punjabi community settled allover India and abroad to promote Punjabi language and rich cultural values amongst our young generation that was being detached from it under the impact of westernization.
  • Apr 26, 2011
  • 11:55 PM

Britain to allow those who know Indian languages to be jury

Economic Times
LONDON: The inability to understand, read or write English language would no longer be a hindrance to serve as a British jury member deciding immigration cases. People who only know Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu or Gujarati are equally welcome.