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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.