Speaker discusses implementing Punjabi in courts

category Regional, chandigarh, , tags Regional, chandigarh, , DW BUREAU Chandigarh In order to promote mother tongue Punjabi, Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan, on Tuesday, held meeting with the MLAs, scholars and language activists to implement the Punjabi language in the High Court and lower courts of the state in light of the established laws. Presiding over the meeting to discuss matters related to promoting the mother-tongue Punjabi, to provide detailed information about the issues to the legislators and to implement Punjabi in the courts, Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan said that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state government was making constant efforts to give due respect to the mother tongue Punjabi, and the government and private institutions have been urged to write Punjabi as a first language on their signage boards by the International Mother Language Day on February 21. The speaker said that during the discussion, important ideas came out such as implementing Punjabi in the upper and lower courts under the established laws, to enact library act in the state, linking mother-tongue with employment, improving the Punjabi language proficiency of the teachers, correctness of translation, implementation of Punjabi in private schools from nursery level, use of Punjabi language by bureaucrats and strengthening linguistic institutions. The meeting was attended by Education Minister S. Harjot Singh Bains, Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Mr. Jai Krishan Singh Rori, Mr. Manjit Singh Bilaspur, Mr. Kulwant Singh Pandori, Mr. Mohammad Jamil-ur-Rehman, Mr. Karambir Singh Ghuman (all MLAs) and others. During the discussion, the language activist and legal scholar Mr. Mitter Sen Meet, while referring to the established laws, said that legal work in the Punjabi can be implemented in the Punjab and Haryana High Court through the Governor. Similarly, implementation of Punjabi language can be ensured in the lower courts by the state government. (editor dailyworld.in)


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