On Monday, March 2, 2020, The Punjab Assembly passed a resolution asking the state government to make teaching the Punjabi language compulsory in all schools till Class 10.
The unanimously passed resolution also made a recommendation for making the court orders available in the language. Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi moved the resolution during the Budget session, asking the government to take steps for teaching the Punjabi language as a compulsory subject in all government and private institutions of the state till Class 10.
After moving the resolution, Mr Channi said according to a UNO report, Punjabi language was among those 2,000 languages, which would disappear in the next 50 years. He said strenuous efforts should be made for the survival of the language. He further said the language should be given due respect in neighboring states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chandigarh.