Manjinder Singh Sirsa, president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in schools of Uttar Pradesh, has demanded to teach Punjabi as the third alternative language. He has also written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath in this regard. In which he has given a detailed description of his demand.
In his statement, he said that Sikh students are unable to study it because there is no third alternative language. Sikh children want to read Gurbani and for this, it is necessary to have basic knowledge of Punjabi language. Sanskrit is being taught as a third language in schools in Uttar Pradesh, while there is no substitute for the Punjabi language.
Sikh parents have demanded this many times. Their demand has been ignored. He said that in districts where the number of Sikhs is high, it can be implemented there. In the same way, Sikh students should also have the facility to learn the Punjabi language in schools of all big cities.