AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—The president the SGPC Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar has expressed concern over the step-motherly treatment being shown by CBSE affiliated schools in Punjab, towards the mother tongue of Punjabi. He has said that the CBSE affiliated schools were delivering an injustice to the upcoming generations of Punjab by keeping them apart from their mother tongue Punjabi.
In a press note shared with Sikh24, Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar has said that he has taken up the matter with CM Captain Amarinder Singh. He added that he has written a letter to the Chief Minister’s principal secretary, Suresh Kumar, seeking adequate arrangements to ensure use of Punjabi for verbal communication in state-wide CBSE schools.
He added that it was very unfortunate that the CBSE affiliated schools were leaning more towards Hindi or English by ignoring Punjabi. He added that it was the duty of Punjab government to ensure imposition of the Punjabi language in all classes of school.
In a majority of CBSE affiliated schools in Punjab, students and teachers are forced to communicate in Hindi or English. In addition to this, the CBSE affiliated schools don’t provide a Punjabi language subject in senior years.