15 November, 2019
3 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
News: ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme has been launched in Andhra Pradesh. The programme seeks to transform government schools into vibrant and competitive institutions.
Prelims focus: About the programme.
Mains focus: Need for and significance of English education, challenges present and ways to address them.
Key features of the programme:
A language war has erupted in Andhra Pradesh. In this age of rapid globalization, the detractors, primarily the Opposition, has argued that the state should stick to Telugu to protect itself from cultural degradation, else it would endanger the regional language’s survival.
Need for English education: Language is a means of communication. Today English is a global language, but our vernacular languages are where our thoughts form. At the same time, English is needed to reach out to people at a global level.
Source: Indian Express
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