Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, announced that Punjabi will now be a compulsory subject for all students in the state of Punjab.
The Reasons Are The Two bills that were related to the Punjabi language namely, Punjab State Language Amendment Bill, 2021 and Punjabi & Other Languages Education (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Punjabi & Other Languages Education (Amendment) Bill, 2021 - Under this bill, the Punjabi language will be made a compulsory subject in schools. In case of violation, it has set a fine of ₹2 lakh.
Punjab State Language Amendment Bill, 2021 - The bill directs that all official business shall be conducted in Punjabi. In case of violation, a penalty of Rs 500, Rs 2000, and Rs 5000 will be imposed respectively for the first, second, and third violations.