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The Embassy of India in Hungary celebrated The World Hindi Day on January 29, 2019 at the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre, Budapest. The programme was presided over by H.E Mr. Kumar Tuhin, Ambassador of India. The chief guests were Dr Ferenc Takó, Head of the International Strategy Office of the Rector’s Cabinet, ELTE University and Dr Máté Ittzés, Head of Department., Indology Department. Eminent indologists Mrs. Maria Negyegi and Dr. Eva Aradi as well as several other Hindi scholars and learners were also present.
The program began with the auspicious lamp lighting which was followed by the reading of the message of Prime Minister of India on ’Hindi Day’ by the Emcee Prof. Peter Sagy. In his address, Ambassador emphasized the importance of using Hindi as a language of communication and academic purposes and also applauded the commendable work done by the Hungarian students of Hindi and Sanskrit at ELTE University and at classes conducted by the Embassy of India. Ambassador dedicated the Hindi Diwas this year to the students of Hindi and the Indology department at Elte University. To felicitate their work, he presented academic & creative material like department’s flyers, brochures, posters, and rollups to the chief guests representing the University. On this occasion, the Hungarian translation of two Hindi books namely, ’Manusmriti’ and ’Tamas’ were released under the India Library project.
The program proceeded with poetry recitation by lovers of Hindi, both Indian and Hungarian, which was followed by a talk on the renowned Hindi Writer Premchand by Dr. Eva Aradi. A cultural programm then ensued which included sitar and tabla recital and a confluence of poetry, dance and yoga set on a famous poem of Jaishankar Prasad . Besides the cultural programmes, the highlights of the day were a talk show conducted by Prof Peter Sagy, and a documentary made by the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre on the development of Hindi language in Hungary. The programme ended with prize distribution for the essay and calligraphy contests that took place during the day. The World Hindi Day created a positive feeling towards Hindi and its expansion and propogation in Hungary.

March 28, 2019