Punjabi language in Canada and elsewhere
Two well known Scholars of PLEA: Sadhu Binning & Balwant SangherasSpent 40 years in promoting Punjabi in public schools, universities and the community in Canada
Punjabi has become the official third language in the Parliament of Canada,
following English and French
Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 2021
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How the Punjabi language Became as an Official language of Canada?
On October, 19, 2015, when 23 MPs of Indian origin selected to the House of Commons in Canada, out of which 20 were Punjabi speaking.
· The selected 20 Punjabi-speaking MPs are true legislators of the state, notwithstanding being from a different ethnic foundation.
· Over 4,60,000 NRIs were Punjabi speaking and created 1.3% of Canada’s population
· The 20 Punjabi-speaking MPs form 6% of the House of Commons.
There wee 2 only the official language of Canada Country. The first one was English and the Second one was French. After a few decades, the Punjabi community’s official third language, Punjabi establish.
The BC government recognized Punjabi language as one of the six languages to be taught in public schools in 1994.
Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) has been working for the last 25 years in promoting Punjabi in public schools, universities and the community.
- Balwant Sanghera and Sadhu Binning are co-founders of the Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA). About Balwant Sanghera------READ
- How the Punjabi language Became as an Official language of Canada…Read
- Sadhu Binning is a prominent writer and former professor of Punjabi at UBC.