Nobody from Tamil Nadu needs to learn Hindi forcefully: Siddharth

Siddharth says students will learn Hindi if and when the need arises, as is the case for any language other than the mother tongue.

Actor Siddharth on Tuesday reacted to a draft education policy that suggested making Hindi mandatory third language in schools.

He took to Twitter and wrote, “There is a big difference between a native #Tamil speaker learning #Hindi vs being forced to study it and write exams in it. I speak 5 languages and understand 10. I wasn’t forced to learn them and that’s how it should be. #India is a mixture of great languages. Leave them be.”

The actor added, “Nobody from #TamilNadu needs to learn #Hindi forcefully. They will learn it if and when the need arises, as is the case for any language other than the mother tongue. Any #Indian who wants to communicate abroad would choose to learn #English ahead of #Hindi. End of discussion.”

According to the draft education policy, students in Hindi-speaking states should learn a modern Indian language, apart from Hindi and English and, in non-Hindi-speaking states, Hindi along with the regional language and English.

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