The Place of English in India
English is the world’s most spoken language. So it has the advantage of worldwide acceptance and is also rich in literature. Although Hindi is our national language yet its use as a second language is beneficial for our country.
English language is widely spoken. Also a large number of students opt for English Medium at the school and university levels. Families of middle and affluent classes have come to believe that the careers of their wards can be built better if they receive education in the English medium and parents also take a lot of pride in sending their children to an English Medium school. It is needless to say that despite the merits of English it is the poor standard of Hindi medium schools which has made people opt them. A judicious balance between vernacular and English would be the best choice.
The work in Central Government offices are done in English for it has become the used medium of communication between the Centre and the States. It is an accepted fact that scientific and technical knowledge can be better acquired through English medium.
English, as a language has helped to widen the Indian outlook and horizon and we have developed admiration for the unique English literature.
It is thus evident that English will continue to be the principal medium of communication within government departments and also with the other countries of the world. I
English has indeed become the preferred vehicle of communication worldwide and its promotion is bound to benefit us also.