Press Release - Celebration of Vishwa Hindi Divas 2019
January 24, 2019
The Embassy of India, Washington DC, hosted an event to celebrate World Hindi Day in the Embassy premises on Thursday, 24 January 2019.
2. On this occasion, Ambassador Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla addressed a large gathering of Hindi Students and others with an interest in Hindi. In his remarks, Ambassador Shringla underlined the increasing popularity of the Hindi language at the global level. While reading out the message of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on the occasion of World Hindi Day, he highlighted the various efforts being made to propagate the Hindi language, including conduct of Hindi and Sanskrit classes at the Embassy since November 2018.
3. To mark the occasion of World Hindi Day, the Embassy had organised competitions among (i) Officials of the Embassy; (ii) Hindi Students of the Embassy; and, (iii) Children of the Indian diaspora. Ambassador Shringla handed over the prizes to the winners.
4. During the event, Hindi Students of the Embassy and children from India International School, Virginia, presented a cultural programme comprising recital of poetry and singing of patriotic Hindi songs.