A national e-seminar on ‘Civil Services Examination and Hindi Medium’ was organized on Sunday by Pragyanam Indica, an institute dedicated to Indian psycho-moral education and culture. A large number of teachers, students, parents and civil service candidates participated in the webinar.
Convenor of the program Prof. Niranjan Kumar while enforcing the subject said that the Union Public Service Commission has an important contribution in running the system smoothly in the country. But the ‘Sentinel of Merit’ Commission has been in the circle of questions for some time, including the problem of translation of questions.
Apart from this, the economic, social, geographical background of the candidates often causes the exam to fall behind, which needs total attention. IAS Ganga Singh Rajpurohit often attributed the various shortages behind the candidates’ decline in Hindi and other Indian languages. Despite this, he insisted the candidates to work hard while maintaining their confidence.
Many IAS officers shared their experiences in the webinar
IAS Nishant Jain questioned the number of selected candidates of Indian languages in civil service examinations to be less than five percent. He said that Hindi medium candidates are not short of talent but are relatively more socially committed. IAS Vivek Pandey urged to emphasize his originality in the Civil Services Examination beyond all problems.
IAS and UPSC exam topper in his batch, Dr. Sunil Kumar Barnwal said that language may be a problem at the initial level but it cannot hold talent for long. Therefore, candidates should proceed with all their confidence irrespective of other things.
Indian languages are linked to our culture, and stressed on developing an eco system to succeed in the Civil Services Examination. Atul Kothari, the renowned educationist presiding over the program and the National Secretary of ‘Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas’, described the language discrepancies in the examinations as unfair to the candidates concerned.
Giving examples of many countries of the world, he said that self-language is very important for its natural development.