World Hindi Day was celebrated amidst a programme organized by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu at Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu on Monday. After the first World Hindi Conference was organized in Nagpur, India on 10 January 1975, World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10 in India and in various Indian Embassies and High Commissions abroad.
The program was chaired by Naveen Kumar, first secretary, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu. He shared the message given by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on the occasion. Besides, Hindi litterateur Ramdayal Rakesh and Prof. Usha Thakur among others were present on the occasion. Three eminent poets Sudip Bhola, Vineet Pandey and Abhishek Tripath were invited from India who enthralled the audience with their poetry recitation.
Twelve students from different schools of Kathmandu also recited Hindi poetry during the program. The students were given prizes for their excellent performances. Music students of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Kathmandu presented a melodious group-song. The chief guest Rakesh said that Hindi language has played an important role in the friendship of India and Nepal for many centuries.