Importance Of English Language In India
The study of English language in this age of globalization is essential.
English language is the most important language of communication between different countries. In India, people of different states have their own language. English Language has come up as a connecting link among various states of India. So English is a link language.
U.N. has recognized five languages as its official languages and out of them English takes the first position because it is easy access to the people. If we go back to historical facts, we see that half of the globe was under the British dominance. Those countries coming directly under British rule had by necessity or under compulsion to learn English and the rest either being influenced by the English culture or to keep pace with modern trend opted to learn English.
French, German, Greek and definitely Sanskrit are not inferior to English, yet the fact is, English had stood the test of time. All advanced knowledge in science, technology and medicine is available in English. The results of the latest researches come to India through the medium of English. If we give up English, we will lag behind in the higher fields of study. Today the world has become one family.
It is all due to English. English is an international language. English is the language of the Constitution, the Supreme Court, the High Courts and official departments. English is now firmly rooted in the soil of India. It has become a part of Indian life. Thus English has great importance for the integrity of India. It has to be second language in our country for the better development of the country.
The common practice all over the world in the modern age is to learn English language to facilitate easy understanding political, social, cultural and religious issues because this language is easier than French, German, Greek and Sanskrit. English has emerged as the most important global language. It is a wrong view to hold that it is a language of the British alone. English has evolved to be a language of science and technology. Majority of all important books for higher studies are written in English. The Indians must not keep their eyes closed in this adventurous period of globalization.