Hindi Pakhwada successfully organized at IIT Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneshwar: On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Rajbhasha Ekak and Hindi literary Society of students Gymkhana “Abhivyakti”, IIT Bhubaneswar organized a 14 day (1st-14th Sept, 2021), “Hindi Pakhwada” in the Campus. Owing to the ongoing pandemic situation, all programmes were organized through the online mode. The motto of the programmes organized was to celebrate the importance of the Hindi language and create awareness about its use in daily life. Dr. Raj Kumar Singh, PIC, Rajbhasa Ekak, IIT Bhubaneswar welcomed everyone to the program.
Speaking on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the program, Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, said “Hindi is one language which can be spoken across the country, and students should be taught the importance of our National language. We are happy to host the Hindi Pakhwada on the Campus, the students, faculty and staff have actively participated in various competitions through the online mode owing to the ongoing pandemic situation. At IIT Bhubaneswar, we give due importance to implement the Rajbhasha Policies of the Govt. of India and constantly working towards implementing NEP-2020. I would take this opportunity to emphasize on the 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”.
The popular programs for the students and employees were “Aawej- Hindi poetry slam”, “Drishtikon- view on different themes”, and “Hindi slogan writing competition”. Many eminent personalities who are famous for their poetry and contribution to Hindi literature like Prof. Devendra Choubey of JNU, Dr. Ganapat Teli of Jamia Milia Islamia university, Dr. Bhavya Soni of Rajasthan University etc. were involved in judging these events and gave tips to students for improvement.The most important attraction of this year Pakhwada event was the evening with “Hasya Kavi Sri Shambu Shikar”, whose laughter comments and Hindi poetry was enjoyed by all. The Central Library and Rajbhasha Ekak of IIT Bhubaneswar jointly organized the “Hindi Book Exhibition” from 1st-14th Sept, 2021 in the institute Central Library. The motto was to inform and encourage visitors to read Hindi books.
Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, graced the closing ceremony and congratulated all the winners of the various competitions. The winners of the competition were awarded cash prizes. Also present at the occasion were Shri Debraj Rath, Registrar, Faculty and Staff members. Dr. Raj Kumar Singh, PIC, Rajbhasa Ekak, IIT Bhubaneswar read out the message of Hon’ble Shri Amit Shah, Home Minister, Govt. of India and praised Governor “Abhivyakti” for organizing all the student’s events meticulously. The vote of thanks was proposed by Shri Sambhunath Sahoo, Assistant Librarian, IIT Bhubaneswar.