Baroda : Billabong High International School, Baroda observed Hindi Diwas on 14 September with passion. Not only students but teachers also participated to spread the message that the Hindi language is the soul of our cultural heritage. Various activities like news reading, poetry recitation, story reading, fancy dress competition were organised in a special assembly conducted by the school to mark the importance of the day.
Almost 489 students from grade 1 to grade 10 participated with fervour to celebrate this day. A virtual celebration was attended even by the school teachers from all the sections. The students have been celebrating this virtually for the past two years due to the pandemic. Students also did activities like the writer’s costume competition, dialogues on Mahabharata and Ramayan held, slogan writing, impromptu speech and debate in Hindi.
Palash Joshi, Grade 4 student of BHIS Baroda, said, “Hindi is our mother tongue and provides very easy and simple means to interact with each other. As a language – it plays a key role in uniting a diverse India, lovingly termed ‘the language of the masses’. Every year our school celebrates this day wholeheartedly and gives all the students’ opportunity to learn and explore more about the Hindi language. I am thankful to the Hindi Department of my school for organizing interesting and informative activities on this day every year, I have been participating in these events for two consecutive years and have won first and second positions. I thoroughly enjoy celebrating this day as it helps me to know more about my culture. I am proud of my mother tongue as it ignites a feeling of belongingness.”
Echoing the sentiments of Joshi, Priti Shrimal, Principal of BHIS Baroda, said, “The entire teaching staff was mesmerized by the performance of all our students. A special assembly was conducted which was an amalgamation of our cultural legacy. This was conducted by students across Grade 1 to 12. They not only delivered excellent speeches in Hindi on different topics but also prepared slogans, put up exquisite dance performances . I congratulate all our students for wonderful and inspiring Hindi Diwas celebrations instilling a love for the language and apprising them of the valuable legacy of Hindi and its significance “