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Should the official language be equidistant to all in a multilingual society? Analyse in the context of official language of India and present your opinion with suitable justifications.

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

3. Should the official language be equidistant to all in a multilingual society? Analyse in the context of official language of India and present your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words)

Reference: THe Hindu 

Why the question:

The author of the article brings to us the discussion of what should be the official language of the country.

Key Demand of the question:

Analyse the context of the official language in India in detail and explain if the official language be equidistant to all in a multilingual society.

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:

Start by explaining what you understand by a multilingual society.

Body:

Discuss the need and importance of official language for a country.

Take hints from the article and explain the need to understand the language policy adopted by various developed countries. Discuss the case of India with respect to official language from past to present.

Discuss that even teaching in the mother tongue or the teaching of two languages is filled with challenges, does India take into account the challenges in teaching three languages

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.