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Do you think the three-language formula is an attempt to ‘homogenize’ the diverse linguistic fabric of the country which consists of many regional languages? Analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2. Do you think the three-language formula is an attempt to ‘homogenize’ the diverse linguistic fabric of the country which consists of many regional languages? Analyse. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has rejected the possibility of implementing the three-language formula advocated in the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thus the context of the question.

Key Demand of the question:

The question aims to critically analyse the objective behind the three language formula proposed in the NEP 2020 and if it’s an attempt to ‘homogenize’ the diverse linguistic fabric of the country which consists of many regional languages.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Present in short the background of coming of the concept of three language formula.

Body:

The three-language formula for language learning was formulated in 1968 by the Ministry of Education of the Government of India and made part of the National Policy on Education, 1968.

The three-language formula provides for the study of “Hindi, English and modern Indian language (preferably one of the southern languages) in the Hindi speaking states and Hindi, English and the Regional language in the non-Hindi speaking States”.

Present arguments in favour and against the three language formula.  Discuss why critics of the three-language formula have alleged that its implementation is an attempt to ‘homogenize’ the diverse linguistic fabric of the country which consists of many regional languages.

Conclusion:

Conclude with solutions to address the concerns of the state as India’s federal nature and diversity demand that no language is given supremacy over another.