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Posted at: Jan 12, 2018, 1:26 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2018, 1:26 AM (IST)

DC unveils statue on languages

DC unveils statue on languages
DC Varinder Kumar Sharma inaugurates the statue ‘Kal Kal Vehndi Bhasha’ at Mehr Chand Polytechnic College in Jalandhar on Thursday. A Tribune Photograph

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 11

Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, underlined the need of enhancing linguistic skills among students for ensuring their overall development.

Interacting with students after unveiling a statue, highlighting the importance of Hindi and Punjabi languages, here at the Mehr Chand Polytechnic College today, he said the language was the most important part of the human life as it enabled a person to communicate with others.

From the past few years, the native and mother tongue have either been ignored or in the process of extinction. This is a disturbing trend which can be fatal, he added.

The Deputy Commissioner underscored the need for making all-out efforts to preserve the mother languages at every cost.

He said in this field, the academicians and intellectuals could play a pivotal role by sensitising the people, especially the youth, about it adding that a mass movement must be initiated to preserve and further propagate our native language at every cost.

Welcoming the initiative of the institute in installing the statue, the Deputy Commissioner said it would inspire students to preserve the Hindi and Punjabi languages.

He felicitated the college Principal and members of the staff, especially of the architectural wing, to plan and execute the idea.

Earlier, principal of the college Dr Jagroop Singh apprised the Deputy Commissioner of the idea behind constructing the statue.

He said the statue had been named as ‘Kal Kal Vehndi Meri Bhasha’.

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