Pb Govt mulling to introduce Chinese Language in Schools
Chandigarh: Capt Amarainder singh said “his government was considering introducing Chinese as an optional language selectively in some schools as the language would have an extremely important role to play, globally, in the future. Several shops in Doaba region were even now teaching Italian and other foreign languages, underlining the need to impart foreign language training to students to enable them to compete effectively in the global market” said on the sidelines of installation of newly appointed cabinet ministers.
The new ministers of the Punjab cabinet took over their departments in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who exuded the optimism that they would perform well, with the “best” having been selected for the jobs.
Reiterating that the Dalit/OBC community had been given adequate representation in the cabinet, the Chief Minister pointed out, in response to media queries later, that not all the 77 ruling party MLAs can be made ministers but, those left out would be suitably accommodated, as already promised by him.
Efficiencies are bound to improve with the expansion of the cabinet, said Captain Amarinder Singh, observing that already, there was a marked improvement in the state’s overall situation. Even the financial conditions had improved slightly, he said, pointing out that pensions had been disbursed regularly under the various social security schemes for the past four months.
Earlier, the Chief Minister moved from floor to floor, starting from the 7th, to see his new ministerial colleagues settle down to their job. On the seventh floor, a paath of Sri Sukhmani Sahib ji marked the installation of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu. The Chief Minister was also greeted enthusiastically in the offices of Power Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on the same floor.
Captain Amarinder, flanked by senior party functionaries, escorted Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi to his chair in his sixth floor office, before moving down to the fifth floor to visit PWD & IT Minister Vijay Inder Singla, Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, and Industries & Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora in their offices. Chief Minister, who completed the installation process in the offices of Education & Environment Minister O P Soni and Cooperation & Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. He also went to the office of Higher Education Minister, Razia Sultana, who was elevated to the cabinet minister’s rank in the recent expansion.