Pargat Singh, Education Minister of Punjab on Wednesday termed as unfortunate the decision to keep Punjabi out of the main subjects in the date sheet of Class 10 and 12 released by the CBSE. The board has also shared that Punjabi and all the regional languages have been classified under minor category ‘for the purpose of administrative convenience in relation to the logistics required for the conduct of the examination.”
Pargat Singh appealed to the central board to reexamine its decision. Further, the statement reads that the decision by the CBSE to include all regional languages in the minor subjects is a conspiracy to wean students away from their mother tongue.
Moreover, Chief Minister of Punjab also took to Twitter, CM Channi expressed displeasure sharing, “I firmly oppose the CBSE’s authoritarian decision to keep Punjabi out of the main subjects. This is against the federal spirit of the Constitution, violating the right of Punjabi youth to learn their native language. I condemn this biased exclusion of Punjabi.”
Likewise, other ministers of Punjab also slammed the education board and said that its decision to not teach native languages was taking youth away from their roots.
The CBSE has divided Classes 10 and 12 board exams for the 2021-22 batch into two terms and the subjects into two groups. Class 10 term 1 exams for the minor papers will begin on November 17 and Class 12 minor papers will start on November 16.
Major papers for Class 10 will begin on November 30 and continue till December 11. For Class 12 students, major papers will be executed from December 1 to December 22.