Hindi diwas celebrations kicked off with splendid response in PGGC 11

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 असतो मा सद्गमय 
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय 
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय 
 शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः 

Om, (O Lord) Keep me not in the Unreality but lead me towards the Reality (of the Eternal Self),
(O Lord) Keep me not in the Darkness (of Ignorance), but lead me towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
(O Lord) Keep me not in the (Fear of) Death, but lead me towards the Immortality (gained by the Knowledge)
Om, (May there be) Peace, Peace, Peace.

On the eve of Hindi Diwas, the Hindi Department of PGGC 11 organised an interactive function in the college. The function was honored by the principal J S Raghu as the Chief Guest. The function started with an eloquent speech by the Head of the Hindi Department, Dr. Poonam Dhawan who threw light on the rich and proud history of Hindi language in our country. She gave a detailed account of Hindi as the 2nd most spoken language in the world with around 258 million speakers. Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on 14th September as Hindi was approved as the National Language by the constituent assembly on September 14, 1949. Hindi (written in Devanagri script) is spoken in many other countries viz Pakistan, Surinam, Trinidad, Fiji etc. Approximately about 22000 words of Indonesian language are taken from the Devanagri script.

This was followed by an electrifying poem recitation and elocution which gathered a huge round of applause from all. The Chief Guest honored the winners of the Kavya Vachan and Patra Vachan which was held on 8th and 10th September respectively.

The Chief Guest in his speech laid emphasis on the importance of Hindi amongst youngsters which is a matter of concern. He said that it is good to learn all the languages but it is even more important to know and take pride in embracing your National Language. Citing his own example of being a distinguished Sanskrit & Hindi Professor, he cleared the air of suspicion amongst students about the scope of Hindi. He encouraged the students to take interest in Hindi language in their career perspectives as well.

 सह नाववतु 
सह नौ भुनक्तु 
सह वीर्यं करवावहै 
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै 
 शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः 

(Om, May God Protect us Both (the Teacher and the Student),
May God Nourish us Both,
May we Work Together with Energy and Vigour,
May our Study be Enlightening and not give rise to Hostility,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace)

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Devendra Singh Chaudhary (PGGC 11)

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