The 2017 flick "Hindi Medium" was a comedy in which a Hindi-speaking couple goes through a lot of trouble to admit their child to an English-medium school.
Our society is obsessed with so-called English-medium schools. The reality is that in the majority of such schools conversations within the campus are bilingual with a heavy skewness towards the local language. But, the textbooks and tests for students are in English.
The NEP 2020 in article 4.11 recommends that wherever possible, all public and private schools should use the mother tongue or local language as the medium of instruction up to grade 5, and if possible till grade 8 and beyond.
Will the NEP 2020, change the perception of the society towards English as a medium of instruction? Will the obsession of non-English speaking parents towards such schools diminish? Will we accept that English-medium school education is not a ticket to success?