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By actively embracing linguistic diversity, countries can strengthen their social fabric and promote unity among their citizens while celebrating the uniqueness of each linguistic community. Analyse.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

1. By actively embracing linguistic diversity, countries can strengthen their social fabric and promote unity among their citizens while celebrating the uniqueness of each linguistic community. Analyse.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article discusses the role of English as a common language in India, connecting multilingual communities since the British Raj.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of linguistic diversity and its role in building national solidarity and social inclusion.

Directive word: 

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:

Introduction: 

Briefly explain what linguistic diversity is.

Body:

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.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward to overcome the limitations.