Many ethnic groups and sects keep their regional language alive. Wherever they live around the globe they teach their small children their regional language, as the Punjabi language can never die as long as a single Punjabi exists on this planet.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
Now there is a change in education policy. One has to learn regional language upto class V compulsorily. This will ensure to have fluency in their regional language and to write without any mistake. If one can regularly read their regional language newspapers, magazines, novels etc, they would be able to write in their language without mistake.
No life without Sun
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
English is a universal language and as these days we are all moving to different places and interacting with different people there may be a necessity and we should learn English also, But that will not say that we have to ignore our local language. We should learn both languages. I feel we should also have some minimum knowledge of Hindi as many people in our country speak Hindi and when we want to interact with them we have to learn that also. That is why I always prefer three language formula. But we should not force any language on any person against his interest.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Knowledge is power.
The same I practise with my son. He is growing up in Delhi, but I have made him learn Bengali. He is fluent in speaking, no problem in understanding, he can read too but a little hesitant while he is not comfortable writing in Bengali.
My personal experience says that knowing the mother tongue is always a boon in every respect.