India, Pakistan

The Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture (PILAC) was established in September, 2004 to effect the patronage, promotion and development of Punjabi culture. Thus, and in  this way, PILAC focuses on the conservation, protection, promotion and enhancement of the Art and cultural richness of Punjab.

However, PILAC, as a corporate body, focuses not only on sustaining and promoting language, art and culture of Punjab, but also on all matters connected therewith. Hence, PILAC is assigned to:

  • Advising the Government on all matters of policy pertaining to promotion of Punjabi Language
  • Collecting, preserving and arranging books of classical and modern Punjabi Literature
  • Promoting and projecting crafts of Punjab, preserving folk art, folklore and folk songs in their purest form
  • Enriching Punjabi Language and enabling it to serve as a source of promoting love and brotherhood
  • Interacting and collaborating with various Institutes and forums with a view to promote Punjabi Language, Art and Culture
  • Providing technical, financial and material assistance for cultural development

Since its inception, PILAC has coordinated, facilitated and undertaken activities which helped in achievement of its objectives.  The components of PILAC are:

  • The Punjab Museum
  • The Punjab Art Gallery
  • The Punjabi Library
  • The Radio Station FM-95, ‘Punjab Rung’
  • The Punjab Auditorium & Punjab Café
  • The Punjabi Magazine “Trinjan”

It also houses the publication, Punjab Jiangsu Cultural Centre (PJCC)