Hyderabad: During British regime, English education was started in 1817 in Kolkata. Today, there is a need to celebrate 200th year festival of teaching of English. For the past few years, Osmanians have been celebrating 5th October as the “Indian English Day” in Osmania University which was establish by the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan. These thoughts were expressed by Prof. Kancha Ilaiah, Director of Al Beroni Center for the study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, MANUU. He was addressing “Indian English Day” at Urdu University.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Prof. Ilaiah told that the British had gathered a few Brahmin children and started teaching them English since there was no scope for educating Dalits or Bahujans. They were not given the right to get admissions in schools.
Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Abdul Taha, Asst. Professor of MANUU told that Prof. Ilaiah has been raising his voice against inequality. We should make an attempt to understand his views. Muslims have become backward in the field of education, there is a need to uplift them. Dr. Nageshwar Rao told that Dr. Ilaiah’s lectures and writing are against Brahmins.
Mr. Meer Shamsuddin Ali Khan, PhD. Research Scholar of MANUU told that every year, 5th October would be celebrated as “Indian English Day” in MANUU every year. Present on this occasion was Mr. Aijaz Ali Qureshi, President of MANUU Alumni Association. He told that Prof. Ilaiah’s views are paving way for bringing about the change in the present day Indian Society.