On the auspicious occasion of ‘Hindi Diwas“ Vishwa Hindi Diwas’ (World Hindi Day), the Indian Embassy here in association with the Central Department of Hindi, Tribhuwan University marked the day with fervour.
Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari adorned the occasion as the chief guest of the occasion that was held at Hotel Hyatt in the city.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri spoke out the message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He added that Hindi language as a medium has attained the status not only in India but too in Nepal.
A musical rendition of works of eminent Hindi poets was presented by Gopal Thakur, Gurudev Kamat and renowned Nepali singer Saraswoti Khatri. On the occasion, the website of Central Hindi Department, Tribhuvan University was also launched.
The occasion marked the release of two books which had the Hindi translation of Aadikavi Shri Bhanubhakta Acharya’s poems and the sonnets of late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Nepali language.
Shiv Dutt Dhakal, who converted the 51 poems of Vajpayee in Nepali was honored.
A ‘Kavya Goshthi’ (poetry recitation) was also held, where around 15 poets produced their compositions in Hindi and Nepali.
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More than 200 literary celebrities from different steps of life attended the programme.