Jalandhar December 11 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, is committed to the development of the Punjabi language. Under this series, as per the directions of Principal Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra, Punjabi Language Development Center of the College organized a speech competition on the theme “Importance of Mother Tongue Punjabi”. Students of various departments enthusiastically participated in this competition. The students shared their views on the importance of mother tongue in life and the importance and development of it in our life. Competitors also expressed the concern of the young generation for breaking away from their mother tongue and conveyed the message to speak in Punjabi and write in Punjabi. Head of Post-Graduate Punjabi Department Dr. Gopal Singh Butter praised the students for motivating audience for the development of Punjabi language. In this competition, Balpreet Kaur, B.Com. Semester-1 and Seema MA Punjabi Semester-3 jointly won first place, Charanjit Kaur MA Political Science Semester-1 and Brahmsevak Singh MA Political Science Semester-1 got second position and 3rd place went to Nagma BA Semester-3 and Lovepreet Kaur BA. Semester-5. The winners were awarded certificates by Prof. Jasreen Kaur, Dean Academic Affairs. For this competition, Prof. Kuldeep Sodhi (Coordinator Punjabi Sahitya Sabha) and Prof. Bhawna from Hindi Department played the role of judges. Center Coordinator, Dr. Sukhdev Singh Nagra thanked everyone present. In this event, Dr. Harjinder Singh Sekhon, Prof. Karanbir Singh, Prof. Amandeep Kaur and Prof. Anu Moom were also present.