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English Is Not Needed for Development

  • Date Submitted: 09/18/2010 08:11 AM
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English is not needed for the development

A friend of mine went to England; on his return, I went to see him. He was quite excited while describing his tour, “look what a country, everybody even the kids were talking in English, such a wonderful country”. Same is the condition of our rulers and policy makers, whenever they talk about the progress and development of America and England; they attribute it to English and think that English is the only key for the development of a country.  
In the recent days queen of England addressed the parliament, her address was very well crafted and was delivered in an elegant way. The parliamentarians listened to her very keenly and it appeared that they understood and appreciated each and every word spoken by the queen. Was it because it was delivered in English? No, because it was delivered in their mother tongue, the mothers tongue of both queen as well as the parliamentarians.

And look at the height of foolishness, our president, our prime minister, our top officials start delivering their sermons in English without considering that it is neither their mother language nor their listeners. The result is a total lack of communication as both are handicapped whereas English is concerned.

Do they not know that communication is needed between the speaker and the listener and when both are using a foreign language; naturally both feel some problems whereas understanding is concerned. Another question, when we are having a language in which we can communicate better, why to use another language?

Why are we declining? It is because we have forced English into our educational and administrative matters, because it is not fulfilling the basic requirement of communication. 63 years have passed and this downward journey in the field of education, science and technology is continuing. And for the very same reason our universities, educational and technological institutions are not rated anywhere in the world. And because...

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