New Delhi, Jan 9 IBNS | 2 years ago

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said it will be celebrating the World Hindi Day 2014 on Thursday at a special function being organized at the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi at 5

Special Secretary Navtej Sarna will be the chief guest on this occasion.

A Hindi Essay Competition was organized for foreign students studying Hindi, the winners of which will be given cash prizes and books as gift.

Foreign students will address this gathering in Hindi and a brief Kavi Sangoshti will also be organized on this occasion.

Foreign Students of Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra will present a Cultural Programme.

"Ministry of External Affairs is committed towards propagating Hindi Abroad through Indian Missions/Posts abroad," the MEA said.

The First World Hindi Conference was organized in Nagpur on Jan 10, 2006.

Since then every year Jan 10 is being observed as the World Hindi Day.

(Posted on 10-01-2014)