PROFESSOR PANDIT Rao Dhaneshwar who is translating Guru Granth Sahib into Kannada language has written a letter to Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover, urging him to use Punjabi language at the university. He also sent a cheque for Rs 5,000 to the VC in this regard. In the letter written to the V-C, Pandit Rao Dhaneshwar said that Panjab University was established to work for the betterment of Punjabi language but the university had ignored the language completely and the language was not even used on signboards on the university compus.
He stated in his letter that the UT Home Secretary in 2013 had asked the university administration to use Punjabi language in the signboards but the administration was not implementing the orders. He also pointed out that the names and designations of many staff members and senior university officials are mentioned in English language only which clearly indicates that how Punjabi language is ignored by the university administration.
Taking a dig at the financial condition of the PU, Pandit Rao said that if the university’s financial condition creates a hurdle in writing the signboards in Punjabi, then he was sending a cheque for Rs 5,000 to the V-C from his own salary and the V-C can spend the money in getting Punjabi written on the boards. Pandit Rao is known for his work for fighting for the cause of Punjabi language.