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On Hindi Diwas, let's look at the fall of the language from the authority it commanded not long ago.
It cannot be a mere coincidence that the shrinking of the bilingual space has coincided with the surge of the Hindutva project.
Like Modi govt’s NEP, Kothari Commission in 1966 had also recommended education in the mother tongue. But India is not about to turn its face away from English.
We’re all entitled to our grammatical preferences – but grammar itself does not care about them one bit.
A BBC investigation had uncovered evidence of organised cheating in two English language test centres, leading to cancellation of many UK visas, affecting many Indian students.
They are central to building a skilled India.
Since students do not get to listen to English or speak it, they aren’t able to build skills in the language. That’s what the government wants to change. Chandigarh: After thirty-five per cent of its class 10 students failed their English language examination, Haryana has decided to fix the problem by catching them young. Government primary school students are now being taught one English sentence a day, to help them ‘befriend’ the language. The campaign is titled ‘I am not afraid of English’, and teachers in almost 200 primary schools in the state have been trained to ensure that students as young as class 1 are able to understand and speak at least 20 sentences in English every month. A booklet prepared by the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), containing a thousand English sentences and phrases, will be used by these teachers. “It has 200 sentences each for classes 1...