The motto of the programmes was to celebrate the importance of the Hindi language
To celebrate Hindi Diwas, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar’s Hindi literary Society of students Gymkhana "Abhivyakti" and Rajbhasha Ekak organised a "Hindi Pakhwada" on the campus.
Held virtually, the popular programs for the students and employees were the Hindi poetry slam - “Aawej”, views on different themes - “Drishtikon’ and the Hindi slogan-writing competition.
Eminent personalities, known for their contribution to Hindi literature, including Devendra Choubey of JNU, Ganapat Teli of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Bhavya Soni of Rajasthan University etc were involved as judges for these events and also gave tips to students for improvement.
The most important attraction of the evening was with Hasya Kavi Shambu Shikar, whose comments and Hindi poetry was enjoyed by all. The Central Library and Rajbhasha Ekak of IIT Bhubaneswar jointly organised the “Hindi Book Exhibition" till September 16 in the institute’s central Library.
The motto of the programmes was to celebrate the importance of the Hindi language and create awareness about its use in daily life. Speaking on the occasion of the closing ceremony today, RV Raja Kumar, director, IIT Bhubaneswar said, "I would take this opportunity to emphasise on the simplicity, mellowness and power of Hindi as a language and urge you all to make Hindi a part of your daily office routine. We already have many technical books in the Hindi language, and we are constantly augmenting it for the benefit of our students".
Kumar congratulated all the winners of the various competitions. The winners of the competition were awarded cash prizes. Also present at the occasion were Debraj Rath, registrar, faculty and staff members.
Raj Kumar Singh, PIC, Rajbhasa Ekak, IIT Bhubaneswar read out the message of Amit Shah, home minister, Government of India, and praised the governor for organising all the student's events meticulously.