Punjab & Region

Keeping Punjabi out of main subjects by CBSE very unfortunate : Pargat Singh

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 20

The Education and Higher Education & Languages Minister Pargat Singh termed as unfortunate the decision to keep Punjabi out of the main subjects in the date sheet of 10th and 12th classes released by the CBSE. He has appealed to the central board to reconsider its decision.

In a press communique here today, the Education Minister termed the decision by CBSE to include all the regional languages in the minor subjects as a conspiracy to wean students away from their mother tongue. He also said that the step is a gross injustice to the students of the State and is in total contravention to the spirit of the Indian Constitution.

Divulging more, the Minister said that atleast in the concerned states the mother tongue must be included in the main subjects such as in Punjab it is Punjabi. If need be then I would call upon the Union Education Minister to impress upon him to roll back the decision, added Pargat Singh.