Thursday, March 4, 2010

‘No threat to Punjabi language’

Two-day conference on ‘Transnational Punjabi Literature and Culture’ held in Patiala

Scholars of Punjabi participating in an international conference on ‘Transnational Punjabi Literature and Culture: Challenges and Opportunities’ brushed aside the UNESCO report that says Punjabi language will be extinct in the next few years. Several participants spoke against the report that has drawn criticism from Punjabi literary circles.

The two-day conference, organised by Punjabi University’s World Punjabi Centre in collaboration of Sahitya Academy, New Delhi, concluded on Monday, March 1.

Fakhar Zaman, Chairman, Pakistan Academy of Letters, Gurumel Sidhu, president of the USA chapter of the WPC, S P Gautam, V-C of MJP University, Bareilly, S S Gill, V-C of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Jaspal Singh, V-C of Punjabi University, and Sutinder Singh Noor, Vice-president of the Sahitya Academy voiced their opinion on the report.

Full report here Indian Express

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