Is Mulayam Singh Playing God?

One Harvard Business Review blog states: “Billions of people around the globe are desperately trying to learn English—not simply for self-improvement, but as an economic necessity…recruiters and HR managers around the world report that job seekers with exceptional English compared to their country’s level earned 30-50% percent higher salaries…there is a correlation between how well a country’s population speaks English and education, life expectancy, literacy, and standard of living…”

TOI reportsSamajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday yet again demanded a ban on the use of English language but, unlike previous occasions when he called for a complete prohibition, this time he sought its ban in Parliament.  “When MPs ask for vote, they do so in Hindi, but address Parliament in English. This should stop,” Mulayam said, adding, “We should use our mother tongue in Parliament. Countries which use their mother tongue are more developed. It’s the need of the hour to promote Hindi.”

Does Mulayam Singh Yadav know that other languages are also spoken in India?

The Tower of Babel:

The whole world had one language – one common speech for all people. The people of the earth became skilled in construction and decided to build a city with a tower that would reach to heaven. By building the tower they wanted to make a name for themselves and also prevent their city from being scattered.

God came to see their city and the tower they were building. He perceived their intentions, and in His infinite wisdom, He knew this “stairway to heaven” would only lead the people away from God. He noted the powerful force within their unity of purpose. As a result, God confused their language, causing them to speak different languages so they would not understand each other. By doing this, God thwarted their plans. He also scattered the people of the city all over the face of the earth.

Is Mulayam Singh playing God?

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About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.
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