SHOULD HINDI REMAIAN NATIONAL LANGUAGE AND ENGLISHA BE MADE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: GD, Debate and Lecturette Topic

Hindi Vs English is very important topic in Debates in Schools, colleges and it may be asked in Group Discussion or in Lecturette in SSB Interview. This is multipurpose article you should read for your knowledge.
Group Discussion on HIndi vs English
Hindi Vs English Group Discussion

a)      Hindi as National Language                    

b)      Hindi as Official Language
c)       English as Official Language

The debate about making Hindi as National Language and English as Official of Link Language is very old. It started with the framing of our constitution. Under the British rule, English was the language of higher education and administration. After independence, the politicians in the North stated pleading that Hindi be made the Official Language of India,  while those is South insisted on English to be continued as Link Language. The matter was discussed in the Constituent Assembly and a compromise formula was evolved. The official language of the Union shall be Hindi in Devanagri script but English shall continue to be used for all the official purposes for 15 years from the date of commencement of constitution.

Hindi as National Language

            After the independence, Indian states were reorganized on the basis of regional languages. States in North India have Hindi speaking people. He states in East, West, and South have their own regional languages. The people in these states do not fully comprehend Hindi. Overall, majority of people in India speak Hindi. An independent country has to have its own national language. Since Hindi is spoken by the most of a people, the choice naturally falls on Hindi.

Hindi as Official Language

             It is well known fact that a person is capable of expressing best in the mother tongue. Since, most people in India speak Hindi, it is natural that Hindi be made the official language of India. The non-Hindi states can be encouraged to learn Hindi. Efforts have been made to introduce Hindi in schools of the states where it is not the mother tongue. The younger generations in these states are growing learning Hindi. In spite of the best efforts by the Central Govt. to propagate Hindi in the non-Hindi states, there has been a considerable resistance against its imposition. The opposition to Hindi in these states is expected to slow down with the passage of time.
              Hindi has a rich heritage and literature. It has successfully replaced English in the fields of Administration, judiciary and medium of instruction in Higher learning in some of the states in the North. Hindi can easily replace English as Official Language of India.

English as Official Language

               English is the language, which is spoken and understood throughout India by the educated people. It can be better link language than any of the Indian languages including Hindi. English is already in use in India in higher administration, higher learning and higher judiciary. There is a widespread network of English medium public schools throughout the country. English is no more the language of elite, it is the language of all educated people who want to grow and excel in their respective fields.
               The main reason for the boom in Information Technology in India has been the availability of English speaking people. The young boys and girls could talk on telephone to American in their accent sitting in call centers in India. The Americans find it cheaper to outsource their Business Processes Financial Accounting, Legal documentation, Medical Transcription to India, because skilful people in India can work on these processes in English.
                English is language of Business, Science and Technology. It is spoken and understood all over the world. It is the medium of international communication. With globalization of our economy it has become necessary to retain English as the official language so as to interact internationally. At the same time it would be easier to communicate with different states in English.

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