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KCA Literary Festival 3rd Day-Punjabi as Medium of Civil Services Examinations Hailed

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 04, 2021 09:13 PM

AMRITSAR: Hailing Punjabi as a language of medium in the Civil Services Examinations (CSE), senior retired IAS officer, writer and Member, Punjab Education Tribunal Jaspal Singh today asked the Punjabis worldwide to take proud in the progress and development of our mother tongue. He said he was one of the first candidates who chose Punjabi literature as subjects in CSE and found that Punjabi literature was a rich treasure trove of knowledge.

He was speaking at the seminar on `Punjabi Bhasha Da Gaurav’, oragnized on the sidelines of ongoing four-day-long `Amritsar Literary Festival and Book Fair-2021’ at Khalsa College here. There was a heavy rush on the book stalls during the 3rd day of the festival as the people from all walks of life thong the book fair. ``Punjabi language is passing through very promising phase where more than 12.5 crores people are today speaking the language worldwide.

Deputy Commissioner Tarn Taran Kulwant Singh said that he cleared the CSE with Punjabi as a medium and planned meticulously to get good score for getting the top job. ``The way the concepts are get cleared in mother tongue can not be in any other language”, said he adding that we must learn many languages but biologically we are tuned to assimilate best in our own mother tongue. IRS Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, PCS Gurjeet Singh, PCS Rohit Gupta, SDM also took part in the program.

In another cultural presentation, an `Amabarsari Sath’ was organized in which top theatre personalities including legendry singer Gurmeet Bawa, actor Jatinder Kaur, Comedian Rajbir Kaur, singer Harinder Sohal, writer Deep Dawinder, Sandeep Singh, Bhupinder Singh Sandhu took part and they all shared their life experiences with the audience. A play on traditional Punjabi marriage `Mithe Te Shiri Da Viah’, directed by Emanual Singh was also staged.

Tha Botany department of the College arranged `Flower Show’ which attracted one and all and the winner in the competitions were honoured. The festival having exhibitions by more than 50 publishers from all over the country, had been arranged with the association of National Book Trust (NBT), said Principal Dr. Mehal Singh.

Caption: Retired IAS Jaspal Singh, DC Tarn Taran Kulwant Singh, Principal Dr. Mehal Singh and others during the seminar on Punjabi Bhasha Da Gaurav at Khalsa College

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