If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart – Nelson Mandela
Whatever be the good impact of knowledge explosion and inter-mingling of societies in the ongoing era, one thing that pains or would pain a sensible denizen of any particular society is that our children have been caught in a tangle for the parents and tutors alike are making these formative minds to talk in languages other than their own. Though the trend is not something new, it has exhibited a serious effect on the overall comprehension of the children, who fail to understand many basic and fundamental things in their mother tongue. However there still is a major chunk of population who thinks that by making their child speak in languages, other than their own, would earn them brownie points in their acquaintances and give them a chance to boast about the latter’s learning skills, little they know that by doing so they are divesting the little souls of their very basic identity. It has been witnessed that the children are unable to properly communicate with their elders or persons who as such don’t have knowledge of any other language other than of their native. This miscommunication has been seen as one of the prime reasons that a child gets disinterested from the things which he would otherwise love to get engaged with. Once getting a feel about the conjecture that he won’t be able to communicate properly, such a child feels shy to talk, as his/her broken syllables unwittingly become a laughing stock for the other children. The mother tongue is a treasure from which we can at any time take out pearls of wisdom. It all takes our love for the mother tongue to bind oneself with one’s culture and tradition.
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