" Be Good and Do Good "
Knowledge is power.
However, the entire local economies are made only through the local language. For example, only Telugu to over 95% and a little bit of Tamil is likely to be used on the wholesale market in Chittoor, in AP. Hindi will be near zero, possibly to talk to some Hindiwala trader from where some goods might come.
Similarly, take the movies. While Hindi is still the dominant language, there are thousands of movies in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam and Kannada. The local languages will still be around; Hindi can never ever replace English that will continue to dominate the former; however, as a link language, Hindi can be somewhat useful. The Hindi fanatics might try imposing it but totally fail, all over India.
Yes. English is absolutely essential for progress. But the local languages will still have their own role.
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz
So I think people will not forget their mother tongue or local language. They may learn English. But they will not leave their mother tongue. The liking for their local language will definitely increase. Even Google is coming these days in various Indian languages and it is translating the words from one language to other instantly. This will make people learn multiple languages and hence we will see a new age for local languages in addition to English and Hindi.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease