Chandigarh, May 30 (). AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Vikramjit Sahni on Tuesday raised with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar the issue of exclusion of Punjabi from the list of compulsory subjects by Panjab University.
In a letter to the Vice President, Sahni said that the Panjab University was established for the students of Punjab and they cannot be denied the privilege of studying this language in undergraduate courses.
He said that more than 200 colleges are affiliated to the university and students enrolled with them should also get the facility to study their mother tongue. Such as by Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and other universities.
He also brought to the notice of the Vice President that the decision of the Syndicate was contrary to the Punjab Language Act and needed to be rectified immediately.
Sahni said that the Syndicate has no right to take such a drastic decision, while the Board of Studies and the Faculty of Languages have recommended keeping Punjabi as a compulsory subject.
Sahni cautioned that such decisions against Punjab and Punjabis will never be tolerated and all Punjabi lovers, be it Hindus or Sikhs or Muslims, stand united to stop the implementation of the decisions.