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CBSE, CISCE affiliated schools must teach Punjabi, says Punjab education dept

JALANDHAR: While the Punjab state education department had written to chairpersons of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to make sure that all faculties affiliated to them train Punjabi as a mandatory subject as mandated by means of the state law, it has also requested them to factor directions that their faculties don’t discourage youngsters from talking in Punjabi.

The factor has been flagged in a letter written by means of education secretary Krishan Kumar to chairpersons of CBSE and CISCE on Thursday. He has also identified that the dept had been receiving proceedings that some faculties had been discouraging scholars from conversing in Punjab all the way through casual discussions. “This has an hostile affect on the mental construction of the scholars as a few of them may to find it tricky to express themselves, the letter states. Education Secretary has requested chairpersons to factor directions to the schools that don't bask in such observe.”

He has suggested the chairpersons to ensure strict implementation of the Punjab Learning of Punjabi and other Languages Act, 2008, which mandates instructing Punjabi in all faculties in the state from classes I-X.

State education minister O P Soni has mentioned that nobody or faculty could be allowed to inculcate inferiority complex among youngsters about their mother tongue by means of discouraging them from talking in it or by means of not instructing them as mandated by means of the law of the state.

“While we have now began English medium in government faculties and we wish scholars of presidency faculty not to lag in the back of the least bit in the aggressive international. However, at the same time we will’t permit any of the personal faculties to inculcate inferiority complex in youngsters about their mother tongue Punjabi by means of not instructing it or by means of discouraging them to communicate in it even informally. It’s our personal language and we have to market it whilst encouraging scholars to get talented in English also at the same time,” Soni mentioned whilst chatting with NewsTread on Thursday.

Earlier a letter was once written by means of the director of public instruction (secondary) to the CBSE and CISCE chairpersons on January 21 mentioning that many schools in Punjab affiliated with these forums were not adhering to the provisions of necessary instructing of Punjabi and such misconduct warranted penal motion and the Act empowered the state government not most effective to impose consequences nevertheless it may also factor directions for disaffiliating the schools with the two central forums.

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