Dept sans permanent district language officer for three years

  • | Friday | 12th July, 2019

Tribune News ServiceJalandhar, July 11The district has been without its permanent language officer for the past three years. “Mar rahi hai meri bhasha shabd shabd, vak vak’ this is how a doyen of Punjabi literature, Surjit Patar, describes the current situation of the mother tongue. The language, which is the 11th most spoken language in the world and is spoken in more than 100 countries, is not respected in its own state, experts feel. Also, Mahan Kosh, which is a Punjabi language encyclopedia, was written by Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, is also not available as there are not many copies. The language department got the encyclopedia reprinted in 2011 for the 8th time.

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