The first group had firm political support from Morarji Desai and his stooges in Gujarat. So, the average Gujarati graduate ended up knowing very little English.
Most college professors and post graduates would read only Gujarat Samachar or other local dailies, and not The Times of India. As for reading English books,forget it!"
http://www.hinduonnet.com/2001/01/14/stories/13140619.htm)The lobby functioned under the leadership of Gandhian politicians like Morarji Desai ....... Such a fiasco was possible only in a State like
So much about the 1960s.
If you are curious why I picked up this topic today, the reason is simple. I stumbled upon yesterday one newspaper cutting dated 19th June 1974 which was published in a renowned Gujarati newspaper " Gujarat Samachar" (Vadodara edition). One English medium school in a nearby town was recruiting Teachers and the secretary of the school placed the following advt ! (Identity purposefully masked in the copy below, as I do not intend any disrespect).
It is placed below only to reflect the rot that was created by the policymakers few decades ago and was visible in 1974.
No prizes for finding out less than one dozen mistakes !