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Hindi Diwas Celebrations -Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Hindi Diwas Celebrations -Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

As part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (India @75) celebrations Hindi Diwas 2021 was organised by the Amrita Shergil Cultural Centre of the Embassy on 29th September 2021. Dr. Vinay Prabhakar Sahasrabuddhe, President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) was the Chief Guest for the event.

After the traditional lamp lighting and welcome remarks by Ambassador Shri Kumar Tuhin, Professor Mate Ittzes of the Department of Indian Studies at the ELTE University presented an overview of Hindi teaching in Budapest. In his address on this occasion, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe said that this year’s Hindi Diwas is very special as we are also celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Hindi and Sanskrit have played an important role in India’s development. Learning Hindi does not only increase one’s proficiency in that language but also opens a window to a new world. Hindi is being taught in the Embassy for the last many decades years continuously and successfully. He added that he was happy to note that Hindi is also being taught at the prestigious ELTE university and there are more than 60 Hindi scholars in Hungary.

The event also comprised of the screening of a short film on the growth of Hindi in Hungary, a music video titled ‘Dance of Freedom’, a devotional fusion dance presentation by Hungarian dancers and ICCR alumni Ms. Panni Somi (Bharatnatyam), Virag Turi(Odissi) and Gabriella Toth (Kuchipudi) as well as poetry recitation by Hungarian Hindi students led by Professor Peter Sagi, who teaches Hindi at the ELTE University. A Kathak performance by the Amrita Shergil Cultural Center Kathak teacher accompanied by Tabla and Pakhawaj was also the other attraction of the events. In conclusion, Indian Hindi students performed a Hindi Play titled ‘Çhamde ki Naav’. President ICCR felicitated students of Hindi course and couple of Hungarian staff of the Embassy who are proficient in spoken Hindi.

The programme was attended by over 100 invited guests.