Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
2) “Mother tongue is a tool of expression, the carrier of culture. It must be the medium of instruction, at least at the primary level, to preserve India’s cultural diversity and heritage”. Analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article explains that with India being a linguistic treasure-trove, a nation widely acknowledged for its extraordinary linguistic and cultural diversity. The plurality and co-existence of multiple languages add color and vitality to our country and make it unique.
Key demand of the question:
Elucidate upon the linguistic diversity of the country and importance of the mother tongue as a tool of expression.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief take hints from the article and bring out the linguistic and cultural diversity in the country.
First explain the relevance of mother tongue with respect to child pedagogy.
Explain the pros and cons of having primary education in mother tongue.
Discuss its applications – in development of child, in education, Better connection with your culture, Intellectual Development, Commercial benefits, the Pride and in establishing identity of a particular society.
Conclude with way forward.