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Press Note on Hindi Diwas

Washington, DC

The Embassy hosted a special event to celebrate Hindi Diwas on September 14, 2011. The evening was attended by Hindi teachers and students from several institutions engaged in the teaching and learning of the Hindi language in Washington DC area, Hindi poets and writers, office bearers and members of the International Hindi Association and Indian-American community leaders.

In her opening remarks in Hindi, Ambassador Nirupama Rao conveyed felicitations on the occasion and described Hindi Diwas as an important date in India’s national calendar. She stressed the importance of use of Hindi as India’s official language and the promotion of all Indian languages through literature, theater and cinema as part of the larger effort to promote India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Ambassador Rao congratulated the individuals and institutions who are actively engaged in teaching of Hindi in the United States.  

The event also included presentations by invited Hindi experts, poetry reading in Hindi by poets based in Washington DC region and recitation of Hindi poems by a group of school students.