- Harjot Singh Bains emphasized the use of modern communication tools for the propagation of Punjabi mother tongue
- Other languages must be learned but the mother tongue Punjabi should not be forgotten – Harjot Bains
- Renowned poets including Surjit Patar, and Darshan Buttar tied the knot in the poet court of the Patiala heritage fair.
Punjab Higher Education and Language Minister Harjot Singh Bains have emphasized the use of modern communication tools for the promotion and dissemination of Punjabiyat. He arrived here today to attend the Kavi Durbar organized by the Department of Languages under the Patiala Heritage Fair as the chief guest. Panjab Kala Parishad Chairman Padmashri Dr.Surjit Patar, Top Punjabi, Hindi, and Puadhi poets participated in this Kawi Durbar. While Padmashri Dr. Ratan Singh Jaggi and Shiromani poet Darshan Buttar were present as special guests.
Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains mentioned Rekhta, an organization working for Hebrew and Urdu in Israel, and said that countries that respect their mother tongue always progress. He said that we must learn other languages too but never forget our mother tongue Punjabi.
Referring to the orders given by the CM Bhagwant Mann, Bains said that the Punjab government is working diligently to give due respect to the Punjabi language. The Language Minister emphasized the need to use modern means of communication for the greater expansion of Punjabi language, including introducing the famous poets of Punjabi to our new generation, and said that under this, first of all, the head office of the Language Department should be equipped with modern facilities. Studio and YouTube channels will be prepared with best facilities and equipment.
Harjot Singh Bains also emphasized the need to organize large-scale competitive events so that our new generation can get an environment to connect with their mother tongue. We have made a mistake in the matter, which we need to make big efforts to improve.
Before this, informally talking to the media. Bains said that necessary changes will be made in the State Language Advisory Board. Regarding the recruitment of teachers, he said that there will be no shortage of teachers in any school of the state. While special attention will be given to technical education and higher education along with school education.
Deputy Commissioner Shaksi Sahni welcomed the guests and enlightened about the outline and goals of the Patiala Heritage Fair. The joint director of the department Dr. Virpal Kaur welcomed the guests and gave information about the activities and plans of the department.
Padma Shri Surjit Patar in his presidential speech appreciated the Punjab government that the government is looking sincere to promote Punjabi like other areas, because the government has made Punjabi obligatory on all the boards in our cities and towns. The decision is commendable, so we all should extend our support to implement it by February 21.
Mr. Patar said that for a human being to acquire and share knowledge, it is mandatory to master his mother tongue. He also made the atmosphere poetic through his various poems, especially the poetry of colors. Padma Sri Dr. Ratan Singh Jaggi said that the language department has an important role to promote the Punjabi mother tongue at the national level, because no other institution has the ancient literature and language department. Dr. Jaggi said that he hopes that the present government will pay more attention to the language department.
Darshan Buttar, president of the Central Punjabi Writers’ Association, promised to give full support to the writers for the promotion of Punjabi mother tongue. Joint Director of Language Department Dr. Veerpal Kaur gave thanks and shed light on the activities and plans of the department. On this occasion, all the poets and other guests were honored.
On the occasion of Patiali Heritage Poet Court, Kulwant Singh Saidoke, Amritpal Sheda, Sagar Sood, Dr. Harvinder Kaur, Charan Puadhi, Chan Patialvi, Sarabjit Kaur Jass, Gurdarshan Gusil, Parvinder Shokh, Santokh Sukhi, Kiran Singla, Tejinder Unajal, Shatish Vidrohi, Sukhminder Sekhon, Tarlok Dhillon, Nirmala Garg, Jasveer Miranpur, G.S. Anand, Sandeep Kaur Jaiswal, Amarjit Kaunke, Balwinder Sandhu, Sukhraj Singh, Dharam Kameana, GS Ubrai etc. presented their respective works. Poet Dharam Kameyana appealed to the Punjab government to strengthen the language department.
On this occasion, 3 books were also released by the language department, while the book exhibition organized by Punjabi University, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and other publishers in the department was also well received by the audience and students.
Assistant Commissioner for the success of the event. Akshita Gupta, SDM Samana Charanjit Singh, Deputy Director of Language Department Harpreet Kaur, District Language Officer Chandandeep Kaur, Assistant Director Satnam Singh, Amarinder Singh, Tejinder Gill, Parveen Kumar, Surinder Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur etc. contributed immensely. . Manjinder Singh did.