No life without Sun ¤
There is no question of not learning Hindi. All are learning. But the question of talking in a particular language will depend on the interest of the Individual and the necessity. If there is no necessity of speaking Hindi and if one can manage by their mother tongue, why one should be forced to talk in Hindi. I always prefer communication in my mother tongue if the other person understands that language.
Many people learn other languages also if there is a necessity. Many Hindi belt people learn Telugu if they stay more years in Telugu speaking area. Same is the case with others also.
I think there is no problem regarding Hindi. As and when necessity comes everybody will learn.
In my opinion, the most beautiful languages with good literature are Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil, not necessarily in the order mentioned. These languages can also be learnt easily. They are sweet and they can be learnt easily.
" Be Good and Do Good "
And about people from the Hindi speaking belt learning local languages, let me tell you that it is just a question of necessity and cannot be considered a must. We have so many immigrant laborers in Kerala these days who can speak only Hindi; but with the passage of time I have observed that they catch up Malayalam quite easily ( not comfortably) and at the same time, locals dealing with them, including contractors, colleagues and shop keepers, pick up sufficient Hindi to deal with them too.
It would be better if we consider language as a means of communication rather than trying to give it a regional, cultural or emotional touch. Let us not forget that we are no longer confined to the boundaries of language!I agree that no one can or should be compelled to learn a particular language but why can't we do it just as we learn something to be part of this big world?
"To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light" - Benjamin Franklin
All good things said about Hindi is all right but a person whose mother tongue is not Hindi this becomes an additional task. As we know people only accept an additional task when it is very very compelling. So it is natural that they will shy away until unless they see that it is beneficial to them or some other compulsion for learning it.
Due to this psychology many people are still hesitant to learn Hindi.
Knowledge is power.
In my response above and Mr Saji Ganesh response also it was made clear that Hindi is not the National language. Make it a habit to go through all the responses before offering your response. Our country is already diversified one by religion, region, caste and language. There is no point in trying to create a new problem regarding language. Maintaining the ststus quo is good for the country.
" Be Good and Do Good "
South people should learn north Indian language Hindi to survive there, but north Indians won't learn southern languages to survive in South India and again south people should learn Hindi for the benefits of North Indians to survive in southern region. Don't you think this is contradict?
South India is more prosperous than north India in terms of wealth, industrialization, employment generation, HDI and many more parameters. So without Hindi we can't survive in India is wrong understanding.
I don't know who is behind to spread false propaganda on National Language. Hindi is also regional language just like Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, etc.