Last Updated: Jan 10, 2024
World Hindi Day is being observed today. The day is commemorated every year with the objective to promote use of Hindi language abroad. On this day in 2006, the First World Hindi Conference was held in Nagpur with the aim to promote the language worldwide and since then, every year 10th January is being observed as World Hindi Day.
The Ministry of External Affairs and Indian Missions abroad also observe the day annually. On the occasion of World Hindi Day, the cultural arm of High Commission of India in Colombo, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) organised a two day Conference at Sri Lanka Foundation in Colombo.
The conference is the first such which is being held in collaboration with four national universities of Sri Lanka namely Kelaniya University, Rajarata University, Sri Jayawardenepura University and University of Visual and Performing Arts in addition to Karmadevi Memorial College from Basti, Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking at the event, Sri Lanka’s Education minister Dr. Susil Premajayantha said that Hindi is a symphony of History, Culture, Literature and Traditions of India. The minister added that the collaboration between the two countries can further increase to promote Hindi language.
The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Santosh Jha said that in addition to experts and students from Sri Lanka about 15 Hindi experts will be participating in the two-day conference. He added that this would improve the process of learning Hindi in both countries. On the occasion, several certificates were also given away to the winners of Hindi competitions held by SVCC.