Introduce Punjabi, Udru in HP Schools, demand Akalis and Muslims

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Nahan, Jan 21 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Akali Dal and a Muslim organisation today urged the state BJP Govenrment to introduce Punjabi and Urdu in government schools at the earliest.

State Akali Dal secretary Paramjit Singh said since the Centre had already released funds for the salaries of Punjabi and Urdu teachers in the state, these two langugaes should be introduced in the primary schools of the state at the earliest.

It was unfortunate that the previous state Congress Government did nothing in this regard even after promising to introduce Punjabi and Urdu in the primary schools of the state, he said.

HP Muslim Welfare Society president Nasim Mohammad Diddan said Urdu language should be introduced in the 100 primary schools, identified by the previous government, of the state.

Despite providing training to several Udru teachers, the scheme was never implemented in the state, he rued.

Mr Diddan urged the state government to inititate steps to introduce the language in the identified primary schools at the earliest.

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