The Hindi Cell of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) is celebrating Hindi Pakhwada from 14-28 September 2022. The event was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha in the Matrika Auditorium. Registrar, Shri Nagendra Singh Jamwal and the Deans of various Faculties, Heads of Departments, students, teachers and staff and their family members were present during this program.The program started with a Saraswati Vandana and a welcome address by Dr. Anil Tiwari (Nodal Officer, Hindi Cell). Registrar Shri Nagendra Singh Jamwal underlined the national importance of Hindi. He also thanked Amar Ujala for being a media partner of the event. The students of the university presented a cultural program in Hindi on this occasion. Presentations of music, singing, dance, dialogue, and poetry recitation were included in this.
In his speech, Vice Chancellor Prof. Sinha mentioned the debate on the acceptance of Hindi as the official language in the Constituent Assembly of India and said that after a lot of discussions, Hindi was accepted as the official language. He described the introduction of the MA Hindi program at SMVDU from the academic year 2022-23 as a welcome step.The student secretary of Hindi Cell, Pooja Kharra, (B.Tech. 3rd year) offered a vote of thanks. She said that during the Hindi Pakhwada (September 14-28), several competitions would be organized including drawing, poetry and story writing, debate and speech competition, quiz etc. She appealed to all the students and the children of the faculty and staff to participate enthusiastically in the events and win wonderful prizes.