National Importance of English
English language changes lives in India by empowering individuals and societies. English is very important in – legal, financial, , business and educational system in India. It is the major medium of education in India.at school and university level .A great demand for admission in English medium schools is evident throughout the country, as it is crucial for higher and professional education and secures well-paid jobs. A good grasp of all four skills of English is mandatory to study abroad and it requires one to pass IELTS exams (International English Language Testing System)
Over the years, English language has become one of our principal assets in getting a global leadership for books written by Indian authors and for films made by Indians in English language. A famous Indian movie maker Shekhar Kapoor's film "Elizabeth" has got several nominations for Oscar Awards. It does not require any further argument to establish the advantage English language has brought to us at the international level.
After globalization, India has become a hub of MNCs and to enter this global workforce, one needs to have a good command over English language .In the government sector too, every year, lakhs of candidates appear for bank PO, civil services exams etc and students having good flair of English have better chances to clear them.
Annually India churns out lakhs of professionals, most of them having good skill set in their respective field but people with sound knowledge of English have better career prospects. An estimate of the wage returns of English speaking people in India shows that being fluent in English increases the hourly wages of men by 34% and of women by 22%
In India, people going from North to South for education or business mostly communicate in English, which has become a link language.
Keeping this in mind, the Parliament has also recognized English as an official language in addition to Hindi. All the facts of history and developments in present day India underline the continued importance of learning English in addition to vernaculars.
Some of the states of India are witnessing popular increase in public demand for teaching of English language from the primary classes. The great demand for admission in English medium schools throughout the country is a testimony to the attraction of English to the people of India. Many of the schools in the country have English as the sole or additional medium of instruction.
We can make use of English to promote our worldview and spiritual heritage throughout the globe. Swami Vivekananda established the greatness of Indian view of religion at the world conference of religions in Chicago in 1893. He addressed the gathering in impressive English.