'Every Punjabi should love, respect their mother tongue'
“It is the prime duty of every Punjabi to love and give due respect to their mother tongue and it could only be possible in case every Punjabi does his work in Punjabi, in their daily routine work and also give knowledge about their mother tongue to their children,” said Baldev Singh Sadaknama, President of Punjab Lekhak Sabha at the celebration of first Punjabi Day anniversary by Sahit Sabha, Mudki while addressing the Punjabi literature lovers.
During the People Friendly Kavi Darbar on this occasion, organized under the patronage of Sukhdeep Singh Gill, President, Sahit Sabha, Mudki at Babe Ke College of Education, Mudki, was presided over by famous singer Jagwinder Singh Sran Patli, on the subject of Literature Awareness in the presence of prominent personalities Amrik Singh Talwandi, Dr. Devinder Sodhi, Harmit Vidyarthi and others, inaugurated by Gurmit Singh Brar, President, Nagar Panchayat.
In this programme, the book titled “Doobte Hooye Saaye” by Dr. Sunita Aggarwal, Advisor Sahit Sabha Mudki, was also released with special assistance by Jagjit Singh Bobby Brar, President, SAD Newzeland NRI Wing along with other members.
While talking to one Punjabi language lover and active NGO, over the use of Punjabi language in our day today life, Inder Singh Gogia said, “Our language is fading away day by day, for which only the people of Punjab are to be blamed. No doubt, in this global tech era, the knowledge of English language is necessary but we should not forget our mother tongue but they feel ashamed to speak in Punjabi.
At the same time, Punjabi films and the music industry, which are entertaining the audience with vulgarity and vague subjects, have also led to its decline. Rich literature, which is quite inspirational and has the power to connect youths with their roots are hardly touched. Only the joint efforts could save our language and culture. How we can stand tall if we feel ashamed of our mother tongue?” he added.