Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
1. Deliberate upon the need and significance of preserving India’s linguistic diversity. Also comment upon the measures required for the same.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article provides for a detailed commentary of the case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule. Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the importance of preserving India’s linguistic diversity and elaborate upon the steps required to be taken in this direction.
Deliberate – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain what linguistic diversity is. Discuss the constitutional provisions available in this aspect.
In detail comment upon the Need and importance of preserving linguistic diversity – Cultural Identity, Cultural Diversity, glimpse of our past etc.
Discuss the Government efforts in this direction in terms of statutes, provisions in the constitution, technological measures etc.
Explain the measures needed.
In recent years the language diversity is under threat as speakers of diverse languages are becoming rare and major languages are adopted after abandoning the mother tongues. The problem needs to be addressed at societal level, in which the communities have to take part in conservation of language diversity that is part of cultural wealth.