Punjab Institute in Pakistan complies Seven-volume of Punjabi dictionary
The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC) has finally completed the compilation of a seven-volume Punjabi dictionary on Monday in Pakistan. According to the media sources, this compilation is considered as the mother of all Punjabi dictionaries in the sub-continent. The dictionary was titled ‘PILAC Dictionary Punjabi to Punjabi’.
A renowned Punjabi scholar and visiting faculty at the Government College University, Lahore, Dr Shahid Kashmiri was supervising the entire project. Under his supervision, two composers and ten researchers were hired to work on this project.
According to the media sources, the dictionary took two years and Rs 24 million (Pakistani currency) on its competition. It will be priced at Rs 9,000 (Pakistani Currency), once it is launched for the general public.
PILAC Director-General Dr Sughra Sadaf told the media that Chief Minister, Usman Budar, would be the Chief Guest at the launch ceremony. She also invited prominent writers, artists, intellectuals from different walks of life to the ceremony. She further told that it was a huge task and a milestone that PILAC has achieved.