A long running Malaysian-made annual Punjabi language competition will be taking place in Kuala Lumpur on June 1-2.
The Annual Punjabi Bhasha Mela, organised by Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM), is now in its 28th year.
However, the event that can attract some 200 students from various Punjabi language centres and gurdwaras nationwide is still not widely known within the local Punjabi community.
“The community should come out in full force for this event. This maboli (mother tongue) event deserves better recognition,” an ardent Punjabi language proponent told Asia Samachar.
The event will be held at Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) at Technology Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
Some of the events include debate, shudh paath, kavita recital, spelling bee, quiz, sakhi, bhaasan, news reading, choral speaking and impromptu speech.