Govt to promote Punjabi Language in its work

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Ludhiana, Dec 11 (UNI) Punjab Cultural Affairs Minister Hira Singh Gabria said here today that the state Government will take effective steps to ensure the implementation of Punjabi language in the complete working of the government offices at all levels in the state.

Speaking at a function organised as a part of ''Punjabi Week'' dedicated to 150th anniversary celebrations of the Kuka Movement, Mr Gabria said that the state government would also encourage the writers engaged in the creation of Punjabi literature. He assured that sufficient funds would be given for the printing of Punjabi literature and its promotion.

Referring to the Kuka Movement, Mr Gabria said that 'Satguru' Ram Singh had created brave revolutionaries who had dared the British rulers and sacrificed their lives, even presented themselves to be blown before the canons for the freedom of the nation. ''He was a real national hero of freedom movement of the country, who should be given the status of the founder of the freedom struggle'', Mr Gabria said.

Mr Gabria informed that suitable memorials of 'Namdhari' martyrs were being set up at all the concerned places where they had made the sacrifices. Two such memorials, one at Ludhiana and other at Amritsar had already been set up and suitable lands and funds would be given for setting up of such memorials at other places also, Mr Gabria added.

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