Indian School Bahrain celebrates World Hindi Day in style
TDT | Manama
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The Indian School Bahrain (ISB) celebrated Vishwa Hindi Divas 2021 online in association with the Indian Embassy.
Prof Ganesh B Pawar, dean of Students Welfare and head of the Department of Hindi at the Central University of Karnataka, highlighted the contribution of Hindi language and appreciated the programme, especially the patriotic song performed by ISB student Raman Kumar of class 8I and former student Pradeep Kumar.
Associate Professor Jaya Priyadarshini Shukla of the Aligarh Muslim University appreciated the efforts in organising the celebration in a grand manner.
She said in her speech that Hindi was the connecting language in a multilingual country like India.
Vote of thanks was given by Anooja Sreenivasan of class 10.
The award ceremony was held at the Indian Embassy on January 10.
Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava distributed the trophy and certificates.
Principal VR Palaniswamy appreciated the efforts of the Hindi teachers in coordinating the programme and the students who actively participated in the celebration.
In his message, ISB Hon. Chairman Prince S Natarajan said: “Hindi is an ancient language that has not only had tremendous impact on world history, but continues to have tremendous impact on the world today.”
Hon. Secretary Saji Antony said: “As such Hindi is incredibly important in the historic development of the world’s cultures and well worth not just honouring, but studying.” The programme started with the national anthem of Bahrain and India followed by the school prayer.
Prof Pawar and Prof Shukla were the judges. Hindi department head Baboo Khan welcomed the gathering.
This was the grand finale of a week-long celebration which was conducted in two phases.
In the first phase, inter-school competitions and cultural activities were organised on January 4.
Poem Recitation for classes 4 and 5, Hindi Solo Song for classes 6 to 8 and Hindi Doha Recitation for classes 9 and 10 were conducted.
The New Millennium School, Asian School, New Indian School, Bahrain Indian School, Ibn Al Hytham Islamic School and New Horizon School were the other CBSE schools which took part in the competitions.
Apart from competitions there were a variety programmes such as patriotic songs.