Punjab Govt to set up Punjabi promotion institute

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Chandigarh, May 8 (UNI) The Punjab Government proposes to set up a National Institute of Punjabi Language, Literature and Culture (NIPLLC) to promote the Punjabi language in India and abroad.

A proposal to this effect was floated at a meeting chaired by Education and Languages Minister Upinderjit Kaur held here yesterday.

The meeting also explored the possibilities of starting an Open University for the preservation and promotion of the Punjabi language, literature and culture globally. The meeting also considered a proposal to start Certificate and Diploma courses in Punjabi in various professional spheres like Modern Office Practice, Translation, Dictionary, DTP, Software Development, Proof Reading, Journalism and Public Relations, News Reading, Stage Compeering, Radio Jokey, Film Direction, Producing and Script Writing, Folk and Culture and Diploma in Punjabi Dress Designing.

The institute would require various Departments/wings for its proper functioning, like Computer and Language Laboratory, Translation and Comparative Studies wing, Immigrant and Diaspora Unit, Study Material Production Unit, Printing and Publication Unit and Administrative Wing.

In this meeting a Budget Committee was also proposed to be setup to advise the state government on various aspects of the proposed institute.


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