Tag Archives: Punjabi

STATEMENT ON GURBAKASH SINGH BY NDP HUMAN RIGHTS CRITIC WAYNE MARSTON

New Democrats are concerned about the condition of Gurbakash Singh, a protester in Punjab who has been on hunger strike for 37 days to highlight the treatment of prisoners detained under counterinsurgency laws in India. The Punjabi-Canadian community has expressed concern that some prisoners have completed their sentences and are being held beyond their terms. Many are also worried about ...

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Sikh teenager masters African language

Johannesburg, South Africa: While most Indian-South African students shy away from Afrikaans, 13-year-old Angad Sena’s mastery over the language has won him national accolades in just two years since he arrived from India. When Angad arrived in Pretoria in 2011 with his father Tejinder and teacher mother Amarjeet, he opted for Afrikaans, rather than Zulu, as a second compulsory language at Theresa ...

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Punjabi apt for penning Haiku: Expert

Ludhiana, Punjab: A seminar on Haiku was organised at Punjab Agricultural University by the Young Writers’ Association of the university. Haiku expert Amarjit Sathi conducted the seminar. Apart from discussing the Japanese form of poetry that is rapidly being adopted in Punjabi, a workshop was organised for students to pen Haiku based on a picture shown to them. Amarjit Sathi, ...

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The Gadri Babai: A Proud History

Surrey, BC: The Gadri Babai: A Proud History Sat Sri Akal, Salaam and Namaste! As we reflect on the history of the Gadar Party during the centenary celebrations, I am reminded of the words that Giani Gurditt Singh once spoke: “the stories of our parents make good children.” A week ago, as I joined thousands at the Mela Gadri Babian Da ...

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Making efforts to infuse life into ‘Maa Boli’ Punjabi

Amritsar, Punjab: First it was a UNESCO report that came as a warning for the Punjabi language and its patrons and recently the Delhi University’s move to drop the graded system of Punjabi language course has led to writers, followers and torch-bearers of the language open up with their efforts to preserve, promote and protest any move to deny the ...

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