In an age where there is much hype over technical education, nobody seems to attach any importance to pursuing the arts (Opinion, Dec.19). There is no emphasis on studying any language, leave alone a comparative study of different languages. Multilingualism goes a long way in ensuring social harmony. If Mr. Agnihotri’s dream is to be realised, the attitude of parents and teachers has to change.

Vathsala Jayaraman,

Chennai

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