Write short note on Macaulay’s Minutes;
In 1829, after assumirig the office of the Governor General of India, Lord William Bentinck, emphasized on the medium of English language in India education. In the beginning of 1835, the 10 members of the 5. general committee of public instruction were clearly divided into two equal groups. Fire members including the chairman of the committee lord Macaulay were in favour of adopting English as medium of public instruction whereas the other fire were in favour of oriental languages. .
The statement continued till 2 February 1835 when the chairman of the committee, Lord Macaulay announced his famous minute advocating the Anglicist point of view. Consequently, despite fierce opposition from all quarters, Bentinck got the resolution passed on 7 March 1835 which declared that henceforth, government funds would be utilized for the promotion of western literature and science through the medium of English language.