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Re: KDA report on education



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Well if one thinks that language is just the container of information I do
not agree at all. for me culture is far more than that. in fact language is
a part of culture just as other customes and habits. it is so intermingled
that one can not separate it from cultur. Culture is a composite whole, a
web from which any of its componants can not be separated or viewed in
isolation. Lets take an example. in English we have one word say "You" for
every one. But in Hindi we have several words depending on the respect or
love we associate with a person. definitely when we say "Aap" in hindi we
are giving more respect then when we say "tum" in hindi. This indicates the
system of catagorisation we have. I do not say that respect is something
missing in english but what i wish to say is that is the categorisation is
not so perfect.
This shows that in india respect really matters.
So if we wish to preserve culture we can not ignore language

Boonlia P K
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From: MV <maxv@vsnl.com>
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Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 9:15 Prince
Subject: Re: KDA report on education


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> Oops! I wrote that comment as a joke, culture is not
> something that Govt. should preserve or pickle.
> Culture is way of life of people at a point of time.
> As time goes by living conditions change and with that
> culture also changes.
>
> Language is just a container for information/knowledge,
> it is not information or knowledge in itself. Like wise
> language is not culture. Culture is way of life.
>
> Remember Biblical story of "Tower of Babel".
> The progress in building the tower stopped when
> people started talking in different languages.
>
> We cannot build a powerful and prosperous India
> unless we use a common language for communication.
> What ever little progress we are making now is
> because we use a common language *English* for our
> business communication, our scientists use
> English language in their research work, our
> universities use English as medium of instruction.
> Our CBSE, ICSE schools use English, if they are
> all better off using English, if they can live
> in style using english as their primary Language
> of communication, that is the culture we want
> in our villages.....
>
> Let Members of KDA/Govt. practice what
> they preach..... We all saw Chairman of KDA on
> TV.... wearing pants and shirt and sitting on a
> well cushioned chair..... speaking about Kannada
> culture.... is that kannada culture? KDA chairman
> can practice western culture, but will not allow
> the people in the village to prosper..... to wear
> pant and shirt, sit on a nice chair, read
> english books.... but then how will KDA members
> collect their TA/DA? How will wirters who make
> living re-writing stuff in Kannada, how will
> the vernacular press survive without kannada
> culture?
>
> Education is fundamental right, the decision
> to choose the language of instruction at school
> should be left to the parents/children, let
> Kannada and English medium schools co-exit
> and compete, let the children choose....
>
> Note
> =======
> I myself speak Kannada, and will teach my
> children that language, but i will send my
> children to a english medium school.....
> I want my children to interact with other
> people in India and the world. It is
> possible only if they know english pretty
> well.
>
> MV.
>
>
> > > http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jan24/kda.htm
> > >
> > >
> > > We should all applaud excellent effort by KDA
> > > to preserve our ancient culture/caste system.....
> > >
> > > MV.
>
> >From: Komaragiri, Param (Param)** CTR **
> >         That was wonderful. There is no temptation for either parents or
> >
> > convents to clamour for english medium.
> >         I hope rest of states emulate the same.
> >         Connection with the rest of states or rest of world is already
> > achieved by learning the language as one of the subjects.
> >         That should be more than enough.
> >
> >         mummy daddy, jonny jonny, all that which is 'absurd' in our
> > context
> > things will go in one stroke .
> >
> >
> >         Parameswar
> >
> >
>
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