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Progress cannot come without using one’s own language. There is no example of any country having made progress through the medium of a foreign language. It is not possible for a man to walk with the legs of others; see with the eyes of others, it is equally or perhaps more impossible for him to think in the language of others.

The progress made by China and Japan can greatly be ascribed to the brainpower acquired through developing their own language as a medium of instruction. Japan is a land of rising GNP. It rolls in prosperity which is due to advanced technology and economics. These disciplines have made tremendous advances owing to the Japanese language.

In view of the aforementioned facts, it is strongly advocated to adopt Urdu as a medium of instruction for all levels of education. English and other foreign languages, like the French, the Japanese and the Chinese, must be learnt to enhance the flow of knowledge.

It calls for a change in national thinking and attitude. Once Urdu is declared as the national language to be adopted as a medium of instruction at all levels of education, it would begin to take care of its own. Language creates width in its flow over time.

ALI RAZA MAHESAR

Darbello, Naushero Feroz