Petition to Save Punjabi Language Examinations

In the last week of Parliament it was revealed that some Academic Qualifications Awarding Bodies were dropping Punjabi from their lists of examination subjects at GCSE and A Level. This is part of the Coalition Government's reform of educational qualifications.  
 
John McDonnell, who founded the All Party Punjabis in Britain Parliamentary Group, has launched a nationwide petition calling upon the incoming Government to act to ensure that Punjabi is maintained by the Qualifications Awarding bodies as a GCSE and A Level examination subject.
 
John said " Learning the Punjabi language is critically important to preserving Punjabi culture and also helps equip many of our young people with the language skills they need in the modern world. Withdrawing Punjabi from the list of examinations taken at GCSE and A Level will undermine the teaching of this subject which is dear to the hearts of so many of our people. I am calling upon the incoming Government to intervene to ensure the preservation of Punjabi as a GCSE and A Level subject. I am asking people to sign our nationwide petition to support our campaign to save the teaching of the Punjabi language."

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    We need this Punjabi in schools
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    This will be a drastic backward step if allowed to happen, UK being one of few and first country to recognise Sikh as major faith and religion, it now will take first step to demolish its faith, culture and history. Learning punjabi is the first step to understand sikh religion scriptures written in Gurmukhi. Therefore, Punjabi is the back bone to its being. It also facilitates the generational gaps in families to help communicate and also when going back “home” on visits etc.
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    Save the Punjabi language
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    Me and my brother both study punjabi and we are studying FOR the G.C.S.E exams. Through this we have come closer to our religion and culture. If the G.C.S.E punjabi exams come to an end, our younger generations will never come close to our culture and they will forget who they are; SIKHS.
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