What is the importance of English language ?
When India attained freedom in 1947, many educationists, including Mahatma Gandhi, firmly held that English should be detained, its role should be redefined and it should be studied. This found root in the fact that –
English is a living language – It is growing, developing and assimilating words from other languages.
English is an International and Intra-Continental language – It is a world language essential for establishing intellectual, political, commercial and cultural ties with the rest of the world and therefore serves as the link language.
It is a window to the world – As the world is advancing by leaps and bounds, the individual who knows English has ample opportunities and facilities to expand his perspectives.
It is a library language – In this age of knowledge explosion, it is a living stream that is rich and growing in humanistic, scientific and technical knowledge.
English is the language of commerce and commission – All international and intra-continental trade contracts, agreements, legal documents, reports of commissions are recorded in English. For India, it is an associate official language of the country.
Thus the importance of the English language cannot be over-emphasized as its study has now become not only desirable but necessary too.