Readers to please peruse this post in conjunction with my earlier one on the topic as per necessary link given below:
There was a storm let loose in the Parliament of the country the other day opposing tooth and nail the initiative taken by the Union Public Service Commission to make English language compulsory for Indian Administrative Service candidates. They have proposed introduction of an exclusive paper of 100 marks for English in which it is compulsory for the candidates to qualify. The hue and cry raised on this count is that this is being done at the cost of the other local languages mainly including Hindi. Most vociferous in protesting against it was Lalu Yadava of Bihar. Hindi is the national language, true, but there are certain States in India itself where English is more popular than Hindi, say for example, Tamil Nadu. Other regional languages are in the queue to seek some sizeable entry at the national level but that is an area of a toughest possible competition. At the global level, there is no parallel to English and it is a solitary language that reigns supreme almost in all the countries. None can deny that any developing country can not afford facing cut throat competitions at the international level without its dependence on English. Many of those lobbying for anti English movement are the ones whose first preference for their children is an English school or college as against an institution imparting the education through Hindi, or even the regional language. If necessary study is made for the purpose, it may very well come to surface that sons and daughters of these so called anti English propagandists in majority are serving in English countries for better emoluments instead of serving their own country. Charity begins at home, and they should first start pro Hindi or some other regional language campaign to begin with at their own level. An initiative like this may increase the popularity of Hindi or any other regional language more instead of taking cudgels against English.