It is great news for our community that ICBC has started providing claim services in Punjabi. Usually, after the introduction of a new service the corporation doing so follows up either through a questionnaire or by phone to ensure that the service is being used by the customers it is designed for. For the success of this new service, Punjabi language’s well – wishers must use this service and let ICBC know that it is a very valuable services which is much appreciated by the community. Same goes for the Punjabi books in our libraries. I would like to urge our community to make good use of this service. Incidentally, in order to keep a book on the library shelves(and in circulation) the library officials have to make sure that it is being used well and signed out frequently. If a book stays on the shelves for a long time, it is normally put away and taken out of circulation. So let’s make good use of this valuable service.
PLEA has been working hard in promoting Punjabi at every level. Thus, it was great news when the City of Richmond agreed to print its Welcome to Richmond Guide in Punjabi as well. Incidentally, this guide is available In English, Chinese and Tagalog. On behalf of PLEA, I would like to thank the City of Richmond and its Intercultural Advisory Council for making the Guide available in Punjabi as well. Mayor Malcolm Brodie will launch this Punjabi Guide on Thursday, December 5 at 10 AM at the City Hall in Room M.2.004 (on the second floor). On behalf of PLEA I would like to invite members of our community and well-wishers of Punjabi to join us on this occasion. As a matter of fact, I hope that members our community especially those living in Richmond will turn up in large numbers to celebrate this special occasion .For further information they should feel free to contact me at 604-836-8976.
( By Balwant Sanghera, Richmond BC)