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ridgeview.jpgSupport the initiative for Punjabi language classes at Ridgeview High School in Bakersfield, CA. 

Following in the foot steps of other Punjabi language programs in high schools such as James Logan High School (Union City, CA), Yuba City High School (Yuba City, CA), Livingston High School (Livingston, CA), and Kerman High School (Kerman, CA), and now Central High School (Fresno,CA), we the undersigned want to see the Punjabi language taught at Ridgeview High School.  Ridgeview High School's campus is nearly 10% students of Punjabi descent and they, along with their non-Punjabi, peers would love to engage, flourish, and develop their skills in the Punjabi language.  Ridgeview High School would be a pathbreaker in the city of Bakersfield, offering "Asian languages" including Punjabi. 

This initiative needs full community support. The school district wants to see that there is in fact Punjabi community support for this initiative and want to see that students would be willing to take this class. Please sign the petition, ask your family to sign it, ask your friends to sign it, ask your co-workers to sign-it, pass it around, spread it on social media - and let's make this a reality. Let's see preserve Punjabi and see it taught in our schools. 

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  • Baljinder Bains
    signed 2017-04-19 15:45:51 -0700
  • Manpreet Kaur
    signed 2017-04-19 15:44:34 -0700
  • Harleen Mander
    signed 2017-04-19 15:44:27 -0700
  • Lakhwinder Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:42:42 -0700
  • Joti Sarao
    signed 2017-04-19 15:42:30 -0700
  • Rimal Deep Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:41:16 -0700
  • Kulwinder Atkar
    signed 2017-04-19 15:39:03 -0700
  • Baljeet bhayana
    signed 2017-04-19 15:38:19 -0700
  • Priscilla Garcia
    signed 2017-04-19 15:38:04 -0700
  • Samran Khinda
    signed 2017-04-19 15:36:03 -0700
    Make it happen
  • Mankamal Dosanjh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:34:21 -0700
  • sonya Kaur
    signed 2017-04-19 15:34:00 -0700
  • Saanand Sethee
    signed 2017-04-19 15:32:59 -0700
    Offering Punjabi language classes at Ridgeview would be an amazing addition to the curriculum. Truly, Ridgeview would be a shining example for high schools across the state to follow.
  • Poonam Sodhi-Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:32:45 -0700
    All the best for this initiative! May Waheguru give you success!
  • Harpreet Bhathal
    signed 2017-04-19 15:31:03 -0700
  • Teena Kaur
    signed 2017-04-19 15:30:01 -0700
  • Charles Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:29:47 -0700
  • Pawittar Nahal
    signed 2017-04-19 15:25:44 -0700
  • Shamsher Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:25:25 -0700
  • jasjot sidhu
    signed 2017-04-19 15:22:15 -0700
  • Sanjeevan Sidhu
    signed 2017-04-19 15:21:24 -0700
  • Harveen Sekhon
    signed 2017-04-19 15:20:34 -0700
  • Ajaypal singh Sohi
    signed 2017-04-19 15:18:29 -0700
  • Kanwalroop Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:15:55 -0700
  • Parminder Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:14:26 -0700
    I support Punjabi, as it is native language of many residents of Bakersfield. Punjabi education will help them and other residents, to learn & assimilate better with each other.

    BTW, California DMV has option to write driving test in Punjabi. It is also second language in Canadian province of BC. Punjabi is also a very common language in Northern India, and Punjab province of Pakistan. This language is spread across Nations and not limited to one region.


    There is lot of literature, folks, music and arts associated with Punjabi. Promoting punjabi language is the promotion of arts & literature. Last but not least, learning Punjabi will open the gates to learn from Shri Guru Granth Sahib, an holy book which talks about equality of all living beings and world peace.
  • Jasjeet Singh
    signed 2017-04-19 15:14:21 -0700
  • Harmohan Sohi
    signed 2017-04-19 15:11:37 -0700
  • Suminder & Mandeep Sodhi
    signed 2017-04-19 15:03:01 -0700
  • Kuldip Singh mann
    signed 2017-04-19 15:02:15 -0700
  • Taranpreet Kaur
    signed 2017-04-19 15:00:22 -0700