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Hindi Diwas-2016

   The High Commission of India in Ottawa, in collaboration with Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Carleton University, Ottawa celebrated the Hindi Diwas today, 14th September, 2016. The event was attended by prominent academics, visitors and students who are studying India, including Hindi and Sanskrit languages. On this occasion, a Hindi Poetry Reading Pakhwada was also organized where Prof. Jagmohan Humar, Prof. H. Masud Taj, Prof. Vinod Kumar, Prof. Rashmi Rekha Gupta and Mr. Kamesh Mishra recited their Hindi poems.

   Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Acting High Commissioner Arun Kumar Sahu explained the relevance and significance of Hindi as one of the largest language spoken by people in the world and as India grows, its relevance is only going to increase. Recognizing this aspect, the United Nationals has also declared 10th January as International Day of Hindi. Hindi for India is not only a language, but a symbol of the spirit of India and its ethos, history, civilisation and existence.

   The event was followed by light refreshments.


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