RE: [MTC Global] ENGLISH is the link language

I believe, the larger point is missed in taking narrower view of the suggestion.

 

I am not saying that English is the ONLY language that one may study and live by for life ! We studied Eng, Hindi, Gujarati and Sanskrit and barring the last one, have definite love and proficiency in all other 3 languages !!

 

Notwithstanding the ulterior motives of the foreigners who came to India, English has surely integrated us with rest of the world in far better manner than others (say China, Pak, Sri Lanka, LatAm or African countries). Good part of our current global identity comes from stalwarts (scientists, engineers, doctors, IT professionals, Artists etc) who were at equal ease with English and also individual mother tongues !

 

While we must be proud of our rich cultural heritage (language being one of that), there is no way higher studies or professional pursuits are feasible in any of the regional languages ! Not paying attention to the need-of-the-hour, if we keep hiding our handicap under cultural camouflage, it is likely to misguide the next generation. ….. and I repeat, Pl Learn any foreign language – not necessarily only English … Cheers !!

 

Kalpen      

 

 

Not at all!

History shows there was never one country called Bharat-India .We were and still are a silo of a country.Our states are the confluence of the many different cultures that went through her lands. So how could we have,practically, one language? And to always remember doing a one language formula would have been at the cost of many ancient languages losing their identity-Tamil,Telugu ,Malayalam.....

and then comes an invader? -trader? who for their survival introduce a language and make it an emotional appeal: the pride of speaking and writing in English.those who grabbed the opportunity rose.

Rest assured, we are likely to ruin the new generations (and their future opportunities) if we shunned English and decided to revert to parochial regional mindset….. unfortunately, have seen best of brains struggling at IIT and IIM due to inadequate proficiency in this language and have seen even larger number losing out on opportunities in the Corporate world …. Choice is clear, I believe ….

an absolute truth and reality


 

Usha K Sankar

President

Co.Re Foundation

Partner 

Tugboat Consulting and Marketing Services LLP

 

What is to be does not necessarily have to be.

 

Let go or get dragged 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 2:56 PM, kalpen shukla <kalpenshukla@hotmail.com> wrote:

Isn't it amusing (and ironical too) that, in this multi-faceted country with one of the oldest civilizations, the only concept that enjoys national character and offers a common platform for communication is a foreign language – English !

 

When we talk of global opportunities and world as boundary-less market, we must also integrate ourselves with the rest. The 2nd language need not be only English, and it can be any other popular language(s) – incl Chinese ….

 

Rest assured, we are likely to ruin the new generations (and their future opportunities) if we shunned English and decided to revert to parochial regional mindset….. unfortunately, have seen best of brains struggling at IIT and IIM due to inadequate proficiency in this language and have seen even larger number losing out on opportunities in the Corporate world …. Choice is clear, I believe ….

 

Kalpen

 

From: join_mtc@googlegroups.com [mailto:join_mtc@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Usha Gowri
Sent: 03 June 2017 PM 12:50
To: join_mtc@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [MTC Global] Mumbai schoolteacher forced to sell idlis on streets for a living

 

Unfortunately and much to the chagrin of many ENGLISH is the link language esp for those of us who come from the South.It is more a survival factor than fashion

and very unfortunately we can insist that we read and write in MTs-it is good but it would like the real life story of a Government official in Kerala receiving a letter from the Central Government i Hindi and responding to it in Malayalam.He did right didn't he?

Language learning should be based on reality.WE can call ourselves ready to shift when we have enough vocabulary of tech and mgt in these languages.I am witness to a paper reading session by a hardcore MT language fanatic-he read the paper but did not know most of the word in it because they were Tamil  words for regularly used English words.Hilarious to put it mildly.

Even if we convert it is still the educated who need to make the shift-the ones who  dont go to school never have a problem

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Usha K Sankar

President

Co.Re Foundation

Partner 

Tugboat Consulting and Marketing Services LLP

 

What is to be does not necessarily have to be.

 

Let go or get dragged 

 

 

 

 

 

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