Govt committed to promote Punjabi language
Reasi: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Monday paid obeisance at the Gurudwara Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Reasi and prayed for peace, progress, prosperity of Jammu & Kashmir, and well-being of its people.
Addressing a gathering at the Gurudwara, Lt Governor urged the people, especially the youth to follow the principles of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.
“The story of his courage and selfless service needs to be constantly told to the generations to come. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the land of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur,” he said.
“I call upon every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir to work as a center of social consciousness with collective responsibility for social and national interests,” Sinha said.
The youth must take inspiration from the life of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and work for the development of all classes and all religions for building a better society said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor said that on the day one becomes eligible to be a disciple, on that day the Guru himself discovers the disciple. “The same happened with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. The message of his transformed life is to be awake, to be seen and he lived life with the same value till his last moment”.
The Lt Governor asked the young generation to understand that there will be many paths in life and they have to decide which path to choose.
Recalling his visit to University of Jammu last year to establish the Guru Nanak Dev Chair, the Lt Governor said that during his visit, he urged the scholars and researchers to make the research and papers on the teachings of Great Guru available to the people so that the message, ideas, and instructions could be conveyed to the young generation through technology.
He further reiterated Government’s commitment for promoting Punjabi language. “Initiative has been undertaken to ensure that Punjabi language books are made available in all public libraries across the UT and this process will be completed soon”.
“In the new education policy, we are also paying attention that our children learn moral values, as well as get trained for the fourth industrial revolution,” maintained Sinha.
Earlier, the Lt Governor also planted saplings at Dera Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.