Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
2. Acknowledging and promoting linguistic diversity in the country will lead to social inclusion and national solidarity. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The Official Language Committee, headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, recently submitted its report to President Droupadi Murmu. It recommended that Hindi be made the medium of instruction in Central institutions of higher education in Hindi-speaking States and regional languages in other States. This has reignited a debate on the imposition of Hindi.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the importance of linguistic diversity and its role in building national solidarity and social inclusion.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain what linguistic diversity is.
First, in detail comment upon the Need and importance of preserving linguistic diversity – Cultural Identity, Cultural Diversity, glimpse of our past etc. Write about the links between promoting linguistic diversity and social inclusion and national solidarity.
Next, Discuss the Government efforts in this direction in terms of statutes, provisions in the constitution, technological measures etc.
Next, write about the limitations of the above.
Conclude with a way forward to overcome the limitations.