First Gurmukhi course concludes

First Gurmukhi course concludes
By Ali Usman
LAHORE: The graduates of the first Gurmukhi Certificate Course were awarded certificates on Wednesday after the completion of the course at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAAC).
The Gurmukhi Learning Certificate Course – the first course of its kind in Pakistan to teach the Gurmukhi script of Punjabi commenced at the institute last month. Some 35 students were registered for the course, of which 21 qualified the final examination. Gurmukhi is the universal script used for writing Punjabi, and is quite close to the Hindi script. In Pakistan, the Shahmukhi script (also called the Persian script by some) is used for writing Punjabi.
The aim of the course was to equip the students with the basic skills of Gurmukhi and making them able to read and write the script. The course instructor was eminent Punjabi scholar Jameel Paul. Speaking at the ceremony, Paul said Gurmukhi was the universal script for writing Punjabi. He said there were around 100,000 Punjabi websites, and only two used the Shahmukhi script for the language. He said by learning this script, the poetry of great Sufi poets like Baba Fareed, Shah Hussain, Waris Shah and Bulleh Shah could be written in Gurmukhi and the people living in Eastern Punjab could learn about this rich Punjabi treasure. PILAAC Director Dr Abbass Najmi said the institute would keep organising such courses in future.
First Gurmukhi course concludes
By Ali Usman
LAHORE: The graduates of the first Gurmukhi Certificate Course were awarded certificates on Wednesday after the completion of the course at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAAC). 
The Gurmukhi Learning Certificate Course – the first course of its kind in Pakistan to teach the Gurmukhi script of Punjabi commenced at the institute last month. Some 35 students were registered for the course, of which 21 qualified the final examination. Gurmukhi is the universal script used for writing Punjabi, and is quite close to the Hindi script. In Pakistan, the Shahmukhi script (also called the Persian script by some) is used for writing Punjabi.
The aim of the course was to equip the students with the basic skills of Gurmukhi and making them able to read and write the script. The course instructor was eminent Punjabi scholar Jameel Paul. Speaking at the ceremony, Paul said Gurmukhi was the universal script for writing Punjabi. He said there were around 100,000 Punjabi websites, and only two used the Shahmukhi script for the language. He said by learning this script, the poetry of great Sufi poets like Baba Fareed, Shah Hussain, Waris Shah and Bulleh Shah could be written in Gurmukhi and the people living in Eastern Punjab could learn about this rich Punjabi treasure. PILAAC Director Dr Abbass Najmi said the institute would keep organising such courses in future.
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7 responses to “First Gurmukhi course concludes

  1. This is amazing and pleasure to hear that PILAAC is conducting these types of cources. This will help to bridge the gap between both Punjabs. Specially, if the graduates of this language start to translate the work of great poets like Waris Shah, Bulleh Shah and Baba Fareed in Gormukhi script, this will help a lot to spread our culture and the beautiful work of these wonderful poets. But, the question arises, who of these graduates will be able to exactly reproduce the work of these poets in Gurmukhi script?

  2. charan gill( patiala)

    It is a happy news signifying the intentions to overcome a prejudice which has been working as a cultural divider since since partition.Indian Punjabis have a very strong urge to learn shahmukhi.

  3. VERY GOOD NEWS THAT PAK PUNJAB STARTED GURMAKHI SCRIPT COURCES.IT IS SAD NEWS THAT THE PEOPLE OF PAK PUNJAB ARE NOT READ GURMAKHI SCRIPT BUT THE PEOPLE OF INDIAN PUNJAB READ AND WRITE SHAHMUKHI SCRIPT EASILY.IT IS BECAUSE THEYARE LEARN THIS SCRIPT.IF WE TRANSLATE SUFI POETS AND ISLAMIC LITRETURE IN GURMAKHI SCRIPT,IT WILL BE A GOOD WORK.IAM VERY PLEAZED TO THIS STEP.WITH BEST WISHES.

  4. Gurmukhi course bare jaan ke bahut changa lagia. dunia vich panjabi hi ik ajahi kom hai jehdi apni ma boli nu hi nafrat kardi hai. dunia bhar de lok apni jaban vich gal karke maan mehsoos karde han par sanu pata nahi kehda sap ladia hoia hai ke asi hor jaban bol ke aklmand bande han. West panjab vich urdu di gulami kiti ja rahi hai te East vich hindi te English di. asl vich asi hale v gulam han. oh din kado avega jadon asi dhol vaza ke kahange ke sadi ma boli panjabi hai

  5. eh sun ke bahut khushi hoyi ke Pakistan ch vi Gurmukhi sikhaayi ja rahi ay. very good progress… Pakistan ch Punjabi nu official kar ke schoolan de vich sikhauni chahi di ay tan ke bachiaan nu apni maa boli ch parrna likhhna vi aavey…

    M Khan

  6. Jekar ih koshish qamyaab rahi taan oh din door nahin jadon asi punjabi bhra sarhadaan torh ke aapas wich gale mil ke mazboot watan di neeh rakhange.uppar wala mehar kare.

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