June brings in flurry of admissions to schools. Frantic printouts are taken of much coveted marksheets. Admissions to colleges is also very competitive though the streams available are many. The English language has been the hallmark of our education since the British times. But when I see the layman I find many of them do not understand the language at all. More so it is different for the backward classes who are more comfortable with their own vernacular. Exams are passed by struggling aspirants with little knowledge of the language and they become bankers, doctors and engineers. The system in India is struggling with graduates who have studied by the system of rote with little grasp of the language. So it is better if the basic language of communication is strong so the people are more educated. Also apparently the only means of knowledge in our country seems to the textbooks for the professional courses. It is important to built better knowledge through extensive reading on a variety of subjects and this is possible if they are comfortable with the language. I feel the whole education system has to be perked up. The backward classes are more in confusion as their understanding capacity is worse. So the education system at the high school level has to be more reinforced. This may be the key to producing better spokesmen for the country.