Language has always been a topic of discussion in our country, owing to the diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds. Being part of a country that is inhabited by people who follow different cultures and speak different languages, it is one herculean task to bring uniformity in the country as far as the language is concerned. To add to it, there are numerous local dialects that are present in various parts of the country which are also quite popular in specific regions. Thus, the language in India has no uniform definition.
English was introduced in the country under the British rule as they wanted more and more English speaking Indians to fill in various posts at the junior level. The journey of the language that started from there was thought to end with the end of the British rule in our country. However, as fate would have it, English has become an essential part of our culture and lifestyle these days.
Lifeline of contact with the external world
There are several reasons why our leaders decided to keep the language and its importance intact even after freedom from British rule. For any country to progress, it is important that the country should maintain diplomatic and friendly relations with the countries in the world. Obviously, every country has a language of its own and therefore it is important to have a language that acts as a common medium of communication. English is being spoken by a major part of the population all around the world and therefore, a command over the language would help the economy to grow and develop as it would facilitate the establishment of healthy trade and cultural relations with other countries of the world.
Advanced knowledge and skill
A stronghold over the language would help the country to progress in every field. Especially, when it comes to technology and scientific research, India has still a lot to learn from its contemporaries. Deeper insights into various aspects of technology can be brought about by means of strengthening the hold of English as a common medium of communication. By enforcing English, we can ensure to enrich the minds of the most deprived section of the society and make them compete with not just the society but the world around them.
Thus, English must be taught as a compulsory language and more importance should be given to help the weaker sections reap its benefits.