Learning to speak English confidently is nowadays, a need. It is no more an issue of status however it is of supreme necessity for a good quality job and to flourish in one’s career. Even in the management jobs the high profile people also require a fluency in English.
Ability to read and write English appropriately is important , particularly for higher studies in a foreign country plus for high quality standard of books and study materials. It will be incorrect to say that the books existing in Hindi or the diverse mother tongues are of poor quality, but it is also right that the books obtainable in English on diverse subject are in extensive variety. The variety is quiet a huge one . Now a days, the matter is about verbal English. I would say it as essential as the capability to read and write appropriately. In India, Fluency in English works as an additional benefit . It is merely because in India each educated person is not a fluent spoke person in English.
In HP Defence Academy we take an extra effort to make our students speak fluent English by giving them extra conversation classes, debates, extempore etc. By all this a child is provided an opportunity to face public and remove his stage fear.