‘Ek shaam Hindi ke naam’

Mishra highlights importance of Hindi

ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Governor BD Mishra highlighted the importance of Hindi as the national language during a programme themed ‘Ek shaam Hindi ke naam’ organised by the Arunachal Hindi Sangathan (AHS) at Banquet Hall here on Saturday.
Observing that every developed nation has a national language for its unity and integrity, Mishra said, “With one language, there is more understanding and acceptance of each other amongst the people of different regions and different dialectical backgrounds.”
Recalling the Indian freedom movement, the governor said that, as many leaders of the freedom struggle came from different parts of the country, the need of a common language was required.
“As Hindi is simple and spoken by many, it was accepted as the national language,” he said.
“Hindi has proved to be beneficial for non-Hindi speaking people in job and work in our country,” he said, and suggested that the use of Hindi by prominent citizens in their speeches and writings would be one of the best ways to promote the national language.
Dr Joram Aniya Tana, who was conferred the ‘World Hindi Award’ during the 11th World Hindi Conference in Port Louis, Mauritius, shared her experiences and suggested steps to promote the national language.
AHS president Takam Sonia and vice-president Tai Tugung also spoke.
Earlier, the governor gave away merit certificates to the winners of essay writing competitions on various topics.
Chera Radhika received the first prize, while Tiling Sugku and Manashi Naloiju received the second and third prize, respectively, on the topic ‘Terrorism – problem and solution’.
Priyanka Singh received the first prize, while Neng Kham Benken received the second and Kenjyoti Dini and Kipa Adar shared the third prize on the topic ‘Women empowerment’.
Yaja Ansari received the first prize, while Kiran Kumari and Priety Pinya received the second and third prize, respectively, on the topic ‘Environment conservation and protection’.
Lily Tumbom Riba Jomoh and Dr AK Pandey of Dera Natung Government College, Sunil Kumar of NEHU, and Dr VK Mishra of Rajiv Gandhi University presented appreciative renditions of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Hindi poems. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)