Nepal | July 15, 2020

Indian Embassy celebrates Vishwa Hindi Diwas

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, January 10

The Embassy of India, Kathmandu, in association with Central Hindi Department, Tribhuvan University, celebrated Vishwa Hindi Diwas at a programme in Kathmandu today.

Minister of Federal Affairs and General Administration Hridayesh Tripathi graced the occasion as the chief guest. Charge d’Affaires at the embassy Ajay Kumar read the message of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion.

Minister of Federal Affairs and General Administration Hridayesh Tripathi lights ‘panas’ while Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of India, Ajay Kumar (left) claps during a programme organised to mark Vishwa Hindi Diwas, in Kathmandu, on Friday, January 10, 2020 . Minister Tripathi graced the occasion as the chief guest. Photo: Embassy of India/Twitter

Special issue of research journal ‘Sahityalok’ by Central Hindi Department, TU, was also released at the programme. In addition, two Hindi books and two Nepali books (all published under the support of BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, Embassy of India, Kathmandu) were released.

Those books included Nepali translations of five stories of famous Hindi story writer Premchand and one book of Swami Vivekananda, ‘Karmayog’. The books were translated by the students of Hindi Department.

Two books translated into Hindi from Nepali, namely ‘Ashwathama’, a poetic play written by National Poet (Rastrakabi) Madhav Prasad Ghimire and ‘Utkrishta Kahaniyan’, a collection of 25 modern Nepali stories written by Nepali writers were released. The stories were selected by 12Khari Media through an open story writing competition.

A musical rendition on works of prominent Hindi poets was also presented by artists of Swami Vivekananda and Cultural Centre, Kathmandu.  More than 200 literary dignitaries from different walks of life including writers, journalists, Hindi and Nepali scholars, academicians and students attended the programme, according to a press release issued by the embassy.

 


A version of this article appears in print on January 11, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Premier League

United stay fifth after Saints grab last-gasp leveller

MANCHESTER: Manchester United's Champions League qualification hopes suffered a blow after an equaliser deep in stoppage time from Michael Obafemi earned Southampton a 2-2 draw in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Monday. United, unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions, were poised to m Read More...

Capital budget spending at two-decade low of 40 per cent

KATHMANDU, JULY 13 With just two days remaining for the 2019-20 fiscal year to end, capital budget expenditure throughout the year stands at one of the worst ever at 39.62 per cent. Officials at the Ministry of Finance said capital expenditure during the current fiscal year, which was primaril Read More...

Mayur company resumes bus service in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, July 13 Mayur Yatayat Company resumed its bus services from today in Kathmandu valley amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision of Mayur Yatayat has come as a relief to commuters at a time when other public transportation entrepreneurs were refusing to operate their services citing f Read More...

‘Press freedom should involve accountability’

Kathmandu, July 13 Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada said the CIT Ministry ought to start digitisation first, by utilising the advancement of information technology. As the government has adopted a digital framework, we should become paperless in our activ Read More...

Absconding murder suspect held after 13 years

Kathmandu, July 13 Police have nabbed one of the two prime murder suspects of the much-hyped Sitapaila murder case that had happened 13 years ago. Two workers at a saw mill had allegedly killed its owner, his wife and inflicted serious injuries to their 15-year-old son on the night of 2 Januar Read More...

US debates school reopening, WHO warns 'no return to normal'

MIAMI: The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it. “If the basics aren’t followed, there is Read More...

landslide

COVID-19 control, disaster management top priorities

Kathmandu, July 13 Tokha Municipality in Kathmandu has set priorities for containment of COVID-19 crisis and disaster management in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The municipality that is located in the northern belt of Kathmandu unveiled a budget for Rs 1.58 billion for the fiscal y Read More...

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

WASHINGTON: The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues. The Treasury Department reported Monday that the deficit hit $864 billion last Read More...