To commemorate and celebrate the popularity of Hindi throughout the nation, Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14th September each year. On account of this, the Hindi Sangha and Department of Hindi of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) organized the Hindi Saptah (Hindi Week) which concluded with the Hindi Divas Celebrations on 18th September 2018.
Smt. Usha Rani T R, Deputy Manager, S.B.I. Administrative Office, Bejai also a wonderful writer and artiste was the Chief Guest. Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ, Principal, St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) presided over the programme, Dr. Mukunda Prabhu, HOD, Department of Hindi, Ms. Sandhya Sirsikar, President of Hindi Sangha and Mr. Munees, Secretary of Hindi Sangha were present on the dais.
Addressing the gathering, Smt. Usha Rani enlightened the students with various insights into the scope, development and popularity of Hindi. She also informed the students about the job opportunities and areas that the field of Hindi had managed to cover. She narrated various anecdotes and life experiences that she had undergone with regard to Hindi and its related areas.
Principal Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ shared his views on the importance of Hindi and recalled of his days as a Hindi student.
As a part of the Hindi Saptah, the Hindi Department organized various competitions like Retro Singing, Poetry and Varna Chitra. The winners of these events were awarded on this occasion.
Besides this, the students put up a cultural program. The highlight of the event was ‘Hindustan Ka Zaayka’, a food fest where food items from various parts of the nation were served. The presence of students in large numbers led the event to be a grand success.
Monika Sharma compered the programme. Dr. Mukunda Prabhu welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest. He also expounded the importance of the Hindi language and traced back the history of Hindi to its roots in his talk. Ms. Fareen rendered the Vote of Thanks.