Imposition of English as first language - which at one stroke created a new caste system of 'those who spoke good English', and 'those who didn't', never rattled anyone. That caste system of English reinforced every other caste system of heredity and of money.
That i assumed had to do with a deep seated inferiority complex, and a tail-wagging appreciation of our colonial masters, their language and all else. I suspect the deep reaction again Sanskrit 'imposition' is the other side of the same coin, part of our deep sense of inferiority.
If the first language is English and the second language,Hindi, in KVs, at least the third language has to be the mother tongue. Without changing this equation, to have Sanskrit or any other language as the third language is not going to create any level ground.
If the Government has its priorities right, it would have explored ways of bringing about mother tongue oriented learning in the near future, instead of such a hasty step in the middle of the academic year.
1. If 'equal education opportunities' were possible for all, I would never oppose it. that has not happened, and I do not expect it to happen.
2. to say remove English for all, rich and poor, also will not happen. that is just a theoritical situation I am presenting. and saying that only then the power of the elite would get weakened.