Ludhiana: The members of Punjab Sahit Academy Ludhiana alleged that schools which are affiliated to CBSE are not following rules and regulations provided by Regulatory Authority of School Education as they made Punjabi subject optional in matriculation
classes. It is totally unconstitutional as they were not following the rules strictly which clearly shows their decision of making regional subject not compulsory. Chief of Punjabi Sahit Academy, Ludhiana Sukhdev Singh said that we are totally against the action of the private schools as they were not following the instructions of regulatory authority of school education.
President of the Academy, Sukhdev Singh, Senior Vice President Anoop Singh andGeneral Secretary Surjit Singh, in their collective statement said, “Such actions can also discourage the teachers of Punjabi language.
All the languages should be given equal place and respect in the field on education, as the discrimination between the choices of language is totally unacceptable.”
Even Punjabi language deserves the same importance as others and Government should intervene in the matter and appropriate actions should be taken against the schools which are not following these rules and regulations.
He further added that we strongly condemn the action and will fight till we don’t achieve success in the direction.
Gurbhajan Singh Gill, who is also Chairman of Maharaja Dalip Singh Memorial Trust, Bassian and former President of Punjabi Sahit Akademy, Ludhiana said, “Punjabi is not only a source of communication, it is a cultural package.
It is a very important factor in personality development also because one cannot develop the personality by not knowing the mother tongue.
Even the renowned Universities also teach us that the power of our mother tongue is strong.