The Project was the brainchild of the the President of Khalsa Diwan Malaysia – Sardar Santokh Singh Randhawa (left)
With the co-operation of Bhai Autar Singh ji from K. Lumpur, this program was launched in 2001.
In 2006, Sardarni Prof. Dr. Kuldip Kaur (right) took over from Bhai Autar Singh and has been going ahead vigourously to ensure that we get a team of teachers who are well-versed in the techniques of teaching the mother tongue.
We had two aims in mind when preparing the curriculum :
a) To prepare the pupils for an all-round language education, and
b) To prepare the pupils to sit for the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (P.M.R.) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (S.P.M.) Punjabi Language Papers.
c) To give a proper all-round language education, we have to start with the elementary level graduating to higher levels. Thus we have 12 years of education as follows :
K1 to K2 : Kindergarten
P1 to P6 : Foundation Education
S1 to S4 : Progressive Education
K1 & K2 prepares the pupils to recognize the letters of the alphabet ਪੈਂਤੀ ਅਖਰੀ and the ਲਗ ਮਾਤਰਾ ‘lag materahs’ together with foundation of simple words ਅੱਖਰ ਜੋੜ . It is also geared to build up their vocabulary.
P1 to P6 prepares them for basics of Punjabi such as sentence formations, etc. The scope goes on to reading, writing, poetry, story-telling, simple grammar, proverbs and sayings as well as religious knowledge.
S1 to S4 graduates the pupils to higher standards of the language together with translations. Here the pupils are specifically prepared for P.M.R. and S.P.M. papers.
Kindergarten 1 and 2 books have been prepared and printed by Khalsa Diwan Malaysia in 2012.
Primary 1 to 6 books have been prepared and printed by Khalsa Diwan Malaysia in 2015.
This could not have been accomplished without the help of the Malaysian Government.