September 15, 2011 12:44:10 am
Hindi Diwas was celebrated in some parts of the city on Wednesday. Various competitions were held on the occasion of the Hindi Diwas to promote the use of Hindi language among people.
State Bank of India
The Chandigarh head unit of State Bank of India celebrated Hindi Diwas on Wednesday by organising a Hindi Shabdavli competition. More than 70 staff members participated in it. Pradip Rai,Deputy General Manager of the Sector 17 branch presided over the programme.
Hindi is a very simple and accommodating language because it can adopt the words of other languages easily, said Pradip Rai.
Golden Bells Public School,SAS Nagar
The school celebrated Hindi Divas in association with IDBI Bank,Sohana branch at school premises on Wednesday. Various competitions like essay writing,poetry recitation,speeches,skits and debate were organised by the school students. They highlighted and expressed their views on misuse of the national language. Prizes were given to the winners by IDBI Bank.
Prabhjot Singh,Branch Manager,IDBI Bank,delivered a speech on the occasion and highlighted the importance of Hindi in all spheres of life.
State Bank of Patiala
Observing Rajbhasha Fortnight from September 1 to September 15,the Chandigarh main branch of State Bank of Patiala celebrated Hindi Diwas on Wednesday.
Various competitions for Hindi writing were being organised over these fifteen days for the staff members. The activities included typing in Hindi,competitions on Hindi vocabulary,banking vocabulary,note writing and essay writing. On Wednesday,Abhay Nath,General Manger (Agriculture and Inspection) addressed the participants and said that Hindi language is a medium of reaching the masses for the bank because in India a large population can speak,write and understand Hindi language.
Haryana State Minister for Information,Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department Shiv Charan Lal Sharma today urged the people to encourage their children to learn and adopt Hindi language so that they could significantly contribute in building a strong nation and the society. Sharma was speaking in a programme organised by Hindi Sahitya Akademy to celebrate Hindi Diwas at Akademi Bhawan Sector 14,Panchkula here today.
He said that Hindi Diwas was celebrated every year on September 14 to promote Hindi language.
He said that nowadays the young generation was inclined more towards the western culture,which was having an adverse effect on children. In such a situation the parents should guide their children to march on the path of simplicity and follow moral values and principles. He said that in the present situation collaborative efforts should be made to promote and spread Hindi.
Speaking on the occasion,Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary,Information,Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department K K Khandelwal,said that easy dissemination of Hindi language was necessary for overall development of the country and the state. He said that Hindi played a prominent role in Indias freedom struggle whether it was in the form of Hindi journalism,Hindi writing or other media. He said that history of enrichment of English language was merely 100 years old while enrichment history of Hindi was 3,000 years old. Prominent writer and educationist from Delhi,Jai Narayan Kaushik,today said Hindi Diwas was celebrated throughout the country. On this occasion,a book namely Ek Panth Do Kaaj written by Kaushik was also released.
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