India's NBT, Aksharam fete Hindi students from UK
Eminent Indian litterateurs and students of Hindi from Britain came together in an evening of literary camaraderie in New Delhi.Updated: Dec 29, 2003 12:21 IST
Eminent Indian literary personalities and students of Hindi from Britain came together in an evening of literary camaraderie at the Constitution Club on Sunday, August 17.
The function, chaired by National Book Trust chairman Brij Kishore Sharma, was graced by names such as Dr LM singhvi, Narendra Kohli, Sitesh Alok, Manohar Puri, Rajesh Chetan and many other luminaries.
Padmesh Gupta, head of the UK Hindi Samiti and organiser of the Hindi Knowledge Competition, introduced the students and also spoke at length about the competition.
Speaking on the occasion, Brij Kishore commended the efforts of the UK Hindi Samiti and said that the students, who had travelled all the way from UK to India and had associated themselves so closely with Indian culture, had now become a part of India
A teacher at the Nottingham Kala Niketan, Sudershan Mohinder, who accompanied the students acquainted the audience with the teaching and spread of the Hindi language in Britain.
The students, who were thrilled to be in India, spoke about this unique experience. Prior to the function, the students went on a sightseeing trip of Delhi and visited the stately Qutub Minar and the Baha'i temple of worship, The Lotus Temple, so called for its splendid architectural style, designed as lotus flower, and were invited for lunch by Book Mark at South extension.
First Published: Dec 24, 2003 21:35 IST