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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    Please do not withdraw Punjabi from GCSEs and a levels examination board.
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    sudesh Chander saini
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    Please donot withdraw Punjabi from the GSCE and A level examination board.
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    It is important for the children of the future in order to preserve and protect religious and cultural heritage of the Sikhs that language too to be preserved at all levels in order to maintain history and educational standards and exams at GCSE O and A levels for the language be kept the in its correct pure form and is not diluted with time.To take the language away is a smart way to kill a culture !lets be WISE !
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    we need it for ower sons and daughters in the future
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    More and more people are now understanding the universal Guru Granth Saheb and Punjabi culture so need is to increase awareness about Punjabi , not decrease its presence.