PU VC Flags off Hindi Rally to celebrate Hindi Divas at PU
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Commencing the celebrations of Hindi Divas at Panjab University (PU), Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, PU, flagged off the ‘Hindi Rally’ organized by the Department of Hindi. Appreciating the efforts of the Department, Prof Raj Kumar said that, “Hindi language has a rich tradition and while we promote Hindi we should also make an effort to take along other regional languages which have a significant contribution in enriching our culture.” He also said that efforts like such help in initiating a collaborative approach where different departments can become a part of the event and the message can be spread in its true sense.
Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14 September across the country every year as it is on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi as the official language of India. Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Chairperson, Dept of Hindi, PU said that“this year we have organized a Hindi rally where we are making an effort to involve several departments in the campus in coming together and celebrating the love for language.” More than 150 students participated in the rally, carried placards with famous Hindi quotes and chanted slogans showcasing their pride and love for the language. Many competitions like poetry recitation in Hindi, recitation of the Hindi alphabet; skits etc were made a part of the rally to encourage student involvement. A special board was placed at student centre to promote signatures in Hindi. As the rally began from Arts Block 2, faculty and students from various departments joined them. Senator Jagdisah Mehta, Prof Latika Sharma, Chairperson, Department of Education; Dr.Nand Lal, Chairperson, Department of Education; Prof. Neerja Sood, Prof. Baijnath Prasad, Prof SP Sehgal and Dr Ashok Kumar from the host Department; Dr Rajesh Jaiswal Dr.Balbir Kumar and Dr. Narendra Kumar from Dept. of Evening Studies; Dr.Panjkaj Srivastava from Dept. of Philosophy; Dr Mahendra from Dept. of Laws; Prof.Ashwani Koul, Chief Security Officer and Mr. Jatinder Moudgil, Manager, Publication Bureau took part in the rally. Dr. Naresh and Dr. Amrinder Pal Sing