Every Citizen should contribute for promoting Hindi
“There is no doubt that Hindi is a rich language in respect of literature and vocabulary but the challenge of the language is that despite being well-conversant with the language many hesitate to use Hindi in verbal discussion or in writing. This temperament of people creates hurdle in giving Hindi the rich place which it deserves. So, it is the utmost duty and responsibility of every citizen of the country to motivate people that Hindi is a very simple, rich, melodious and easy to speak and write. In case, Hindi language gets rid of this mis-conception, the number of Hindi speaking people can be enhanced two times in a period of two years.”
This was observed by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri V.K.Singh while speaking in the valedictory session of 2-Day International Hindi Seminar to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi organized by Viswa Hindi Parishad in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council at NDMC Convention Center here today.
The Minister said that it is a matter of pride that the philosophy of Gandhi has been renaissanced, not only in India but in aboard as well. He added that in the United Nations Organizations office (UNO) the bulletin in Hindi has had been played daily since last two years with the utmost efforts made by Late Smt.Sushma Swaraj as a Foreign Minister.
In his presidential address Prof. Chandan Kumar Choubey from Delhi University said that being a Gujrati, Mahatma Gandhi had learned Hindi to disseminate his message of freedom movement to the masses. And he had succeeded for motivating people of the country to participate whole heartedly with a sense of dedication in the freedom movement. And it was Hindi which had made the freedom moment a mass movement and the Hindi language can be made the national language of the country in case we adopt this whole heartedly, he added.
Prof. Vinod Mishra from Mauritius said that Gandhiji stayed in Mauritius only two weeks after returning from South Africa and conveyed the message to educate their children in Hindi. With the exhortation of Gandhiji the entire Mauritius country had attained hundred percent literacy within a six month. He added that the ideals and deeds of Gandhiji are very much relevant in Mauritius.
Ms.Ulfat Mukhibowa from Ujabakistan, Dr.Pushpita Awasthi from Netherlands, Ms.Wajira Gunsaina from Srilanka and Shri Sant Dharamyash from Indonesia have also spoken on the occasion.
Minister felicitated the Hindi eminent writers and poets for their excellent contribution for promoting and popularizing Hindi language across the world and also persons from other fields like Gandhian Philosophical workers / social worker. The Minister joined by Secretary, NDMC, Dr.Rashmi Singh and General Secretary-Viswa Hindi Parishad, Dr.Bipin Kumar in felicitation programme.