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The Embassy Celebrates the Hindi Diwas

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Embassy celebrated the Hindi Diwas at the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Nur-Sultan on 14th September, 2016. The celebration began with the lighting of lamp by Ambassador Shri Harsh Jain, followed by screening of a short video on Hindi.


Ambassador welcomed the guests and spoke about the significance and objective of celebrating Hindi Diwas and the efforts made for promotion of Hindi in Kazakhstan. He said that the Embassy supported the publication of first Hindi-Kazakh-Hindi dictionary by Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty. He stated that the Hindi language is already being taught at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and Centre for Indian Classical Dances in Almaty. He informed that the Embassy has begun supporting Hindi language classes for the children of Indian community in Almaty since May this year. He highlighted the increasing importance being given to use of Hindi in official work and advised the officials of the Embassy to expand use of Hindi in day to day functioning.


Dr. Prashant Jamwal, Assistant Professor, Nazarbayev University spoke about the origin and evolution of Hindi language. Shri Dhawal Shah, Assistant Professor, Nazarbayev University narrated a story in Hindi. Shri Anup Sharma, Teacher, MIRAS International School and Ms. Ashana Lidder recited Hindi poems. Ambassador awarded prizes to the winners of Essay Competition on “Bharat ki Rajbhasha ke Roop Mein Hindi” viz., Shri Sushil Singh Rathore, Dr. Brajesh Gupta and Shri Rohit Jain. It was followed by a cultural programme by the ICC.