IMPORTANCE OF THE MOTHER TONGUE
Acquiring knowledge in the first language can be transferred to the second language. For Instance: if you develop well reading skills in Telugu and you will likely to be able to apply these skills when reading English. So, Mother Tongue helps, if you can make habit of reading good fiction and non-fiction in your own language. Similarly, the skills of being able to plan out a piece of writing or develop an argument in a persuasive essay can be applied in the second language once they have been learned in the first.
There is a saying in Telugu "ముందుంది ముస్సల్ళ పండగ!”. English true translation is "In front there is crocodile's festival!”.
Literal translation of the Telugu saying ‘Mundu vundi mosalla pandaga'.