Embassy of India, Kathmandu is celebrating Hindi Fortnight from 14-28 September, 2021, as a part of "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav", which commenced with a webinar on 'Progress made by Hindi in 75 year of India’s Independence' on 14 September, 2021 which is also celebrated in India as well as abroad as Hindi Diwas.
32 experts in Hindi from India and Nepal participated in the webinar. Sh Anil Sharma, Deputy Chairman of Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, India graced the conference as Chief Guest. Dr. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, expert, Hindi and its application in IT also particiapted from India. Experts from Nepal included Dr. Sanjita Verma, HoD, Hindi Deptt., TU and Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh, a veteran Hindi littérateur. The participants shared their views on ways and means to promote the usage of Hindi language globally. The experts opined that Sanskrit, Hindi and Nepali languages are very rich and are closely knit due to their shared cultural and historical background. Messages from Hon’ble Home Minister of India Shri Amit Shah and Hon’ble External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar were played.
A series of events and competitions has been planned by the Embassy from 14 to 28 September 2021 as a part of Hindi fortnight Celebrations. ‘Rajbhasha Pledge" was administered to all Indian officials of the Embassy in which they expressed their commitment to preserve and promote Hindi as an Official language.
Every year Hindi Diwas is celebrated throughout India and abroad to commemorate the historical occasion of making Hindi as the Official language of India by the Constituent Assembly on 14th September 1949.