Speak Good English
The Speak Good English Movement's message is a very simple one - speak good English so that we can be understood, not just locally but internationally. Our objective is to enable every Indian to speak Standard English that is intelligible to English speakers all over the world.
Over the years, our people have made good progress in learning English. English has been the key to India's competitive edge in the globalised economy. The Chinese are also learning English seriously now, understanding its importance in the global economy. In order to maintain this edge continuously, it is imperative that we improve our mastery over speaking and writing english.
Language is not just a tool for passing examinations and conducting business. Language builds relationships. It is a life skill, which all Indians should have. We are good at using a lot of "do" words or instructional language, which may sometimes be lacking in finesse when we wish to convey how we feel and think. Many of us lack the ability to connect with another human being at a deeper level.
We need emotional literacy to create the social glue that holds us together as a society and as a nation. The language of the heart, of feelings and emotions is the key to connect with our parents, children, colleagues, our neighbours and especially our loved ones.
India has a number of languages like Tamil, Hindi, Urudu, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Kashmiri, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Oriya, etc., and proficiency in English will not only give Indians a more advantageous position within India, but also internationally.
Raising the standard of spoken English requires efforts that go beyond schools. Creating English Speaking students clubs by students themselves will spread the Speak Good English message.
Encourage students and the public to make a conscious effort to use Standard English. A conscious effort is needed to speak proper English and you can feel its worth.
Speak English well and we will be able to achieve our National Goal to make India a developed country by the year 2020.
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