Mangaluru: To commemorate and celebrate the popularity of Hindi throughout the nation, Hindi Divas is celebrated on September 14 each year. On account of this, the Hindi Sangha and Department of Hindi of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) organized the Hindi Saptah (Hindi Week), which concluded with the Hindi Divas Celebrations on September 14.
Sri Ravishankar, In-charge of Official Language, Corporation Bank Ltd. was the chief guest. Dr. A.M. Narahari, Registrar of the College presided over the programme.
Addressing the gathering, Sri Ravishankar enlightened the students with various insights into the scope, development and popularity of Hindi. He also informed the students about job opportunities in the field of Hindi. He explained the various posts available in Government and other offices like proof readers, news readers, translators, TV anchors, news editors, Hindi software developers etc and added that it is important to learn Hindi to reach the people.
As part of the Hindi Saptah, the Hindi Department organized various competitions like Retro Singing, Poetry and Varna Chitra. The winners of these events were awarded on this occasion.
Besides this, the students put up a cultural programme. The highlight of the event was ‘Zaika Hindustan Ki’, a food fest where food items from various parts of the nation were served.
Shravya compered the programme. Afra Khan welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest. Nurain delivered a vote of thanks.
Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Controller of Examinations, Dr. Mukunda Prabhu, HOD, Department of Hindi, Roicy Rekha Braggs, President of Hindi Sangha and Sinan, Secretary of Hindi Sangha were also present.
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