'We are not only exploiting our children by giving them English education but also causing the birth of slave mentality in them,'Sudarshan is right in saying that English education is exploitation of our children because it's easier for them to learn stuff in their own language - e.g. Kannada for Kannadigas. He's also right when he says that English education is giving birth to a slave mentality in our children because right from childhood, repeating after the teacher, mugging up even without understanding becomes the norm since English is a foreign language.
We'd like to add, however, that English education also creates a "master mentality" in students who successfully get past the post. That was in any case one of the intentions of the British - to create a clerical class which is considered superior from the rest of the people just because they know English. This master mentality successfully divorced the "masters" from the real India then, and it continues to do so even today.
However, complaining that English education does this and does that doesn't solve the problem. The problem is solved only when education in the language of the land is really taken seriously and implemented all the way up to higher education in a phased manner. We cannot rule out the importance of English in education as things stand today, either. What we need is a solid plan to ramp down English and ramp up Kannada slowly but surely in education.
With the BJP in power in Karnataka and the RSS behind the BJP in spirit, can we expect the RSS-BJP combine to give thrust to education in Kannada? Do the two realize the importance of Kannada in the education of Kannadigas? Is the RSS really committed to solving the problem of education in Karnataka?
For the full news article, read: English education causing slave mentality: RSS chief