Himachal government will recruit 200 teachers of Urdu and Punjabi language (100 for each language) to teach these languages to government school students.
“100 teachers each of Urdu and Punjabi languages would be recruited and posted in the Government Schools to teach these languages to the students,” Himachal’s Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said, adding that with this, not only Muslims and Sikhs students but others students could also avail the facility of learning other languages.
Singh said that during his last tenure, Recruitment and Promotion Rules were finalised to fill up 100 each Urdu and Punjabi teachers to teach these languages to the students at school level but to the announcement of Vidhan Sabha elections, these posts could not be filled up.
“Though the previous BJP Government did not scrapped it completely but instead of filling these posts on regular or some other basis, restricted their services on period based only and had filled 107 posts of Urdu and Punjabi teachers instead of 100 each,” Singh said.
The Chief Minister said that India has composite culture where all people of various religions live peacefully. “In Himachal Pradesh too, apart from majority Hindu other minority communities such as Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and Bodh lives in harmony and these communities are also contributing in the development of the State,” the Chief Minister said.
Singh said that Muslims were living in the state since more than one century and people of all communities had been living in the hill state as fellow brethrens since past many years.
He asserted that the state government is committed to safeguard the welfare and development of all sections of the society. He added that Wakf Board and Haj Committees were re-constituted recently to facilitate the Muslim people of the state.