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Washington: Indian Embassy started free Hindi classes on World Hindi Day...


Washington DC, Jan 17 (HS): The Indian Embassy starts free Hindi classes on the occasion of World Hindi Day in Washington DC. These classes were attended by 65 students from 10 countries including the USA, France, Italy, Jamaica, Germany, South Africa, British, Fiji, etc.

Acting Ambassador of India Amit Kumar and Harihar Singh of International Hindi Committee inaugurated the World Hindi Day celebrations by lighting the lamp. Kumar read the message sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on World Hindi Day.

Kumar said that Dr. Moksharaj, an Indian culture teacher appointed in the Indian Embassy, ​​has been taking Hindi classes at the Embassy campus for the past 2 years, but he has also taken Hindi classes at George Washington University and Georgetown University, which was receiving good response. 

Kumar further said that more than nine lakh people speak Hindi in America and Hindi was being taught in many universities here. Jama Nagano, in the Embassy of South Africa, said that Hindi was a worldwide language. "We could know the original culture and real history of India only through Hindi," he said.

Dr. Moksharaj said in his statement that the time from 1880 to 1920 was particularly important as during this period the work was done for the promotion of Hindi in many countries of the world. In 1905, under the inspiration of Mahatma Hansraj, the founder of DAV College Lahore, Bhai Parmanand took charge of the culture and Hindi propagation of India by going to South Africa. 

In South Africa, the Nagari Sabha, and the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha did extremely commendable work for promoting the culture and Hindi language of India. Similarly, Arya Samaji leaders contemporary of Swami Shraddhanand, the founder of Kangri Gurukul Haridwar worked in a systematic way to promote Hindi in countries like Suriname, Fiji, Myanmar, Nepal, Mauritius, Trinidad Guyana, etc. Today, millions of people in these countries are Hindi speaking. These disciples of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati used to promote Hindi as Aryabhasha.

On this occasion of World Hindi Day, several Hindi scholars from Maryland and Washington DC were present, including Madhu Govil, Monica Sharma, Renuka Mishra, Hari Bindal, etc. Many students of George Washington and Georgetown University were also present in this program.

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