Govt should recognise Punjabi as second official language: Yuva Bolega Manch

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sirsa
  • Updated: Jun 30, 2014 20:57 IST

The Yuva Bolega Manch on Monday submitted a memorandum to the city magistrate at mini secretariat, requesting the administration to recognise Punjabi as one of the official languages in the state. According to the memorandum, in a notification issued by the state government in January 2010, Punjabi was recognised as the second official language in the state. Even four years after the passage of the notification, the administration had not used Punjabi in any of the official records, the notification added.

Volunteers of the Manch, led by Anirudh Chautala, demanded that official notifications displayed on notice boards in public places and government departments be written in Punjabi and Hindi. Chautala said the DC should immediately issue a directive in this regard, considering the number of Punjabis in the distric.

He warned that if the administration failed to do so, the Manch would lock the DC's office and fight for Punjabis' rights. Aditya Devilal, Sunil Jakhar, Krishan Jakhar, Sudheer Singh, Balram Singh, Rajiv, Parminder Singh, Hardevleen Singh and others were presented at that time.

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