14th Sept, 2019 Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Rajbhasha Ekak and “Abhivyakti”, the Hindi literary Society of Students Gymkhana, IIT Bhubaneswar organized a 14 days (1st Sept-14th Sept, 2019), “Hindi Pakhwada” in the Campus. The motto of the programmes organized was to celebrate, the importance of Hindi language along with creating awareness about its usage in daily life. Dr. Raj Kumar Singh, PIC, Rajbhasa Ekak, IIT Bhubaneswar welcomed everyone to the program. Owing to the ongoing pandemic situation, all programmes were organized through the online mode.
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. The pandemic has not deterred us from holding the Hindi Pakhwada and the Institute has organized Hindi Pakhwada on the Campus, and the students, faculty and staff have actively participated in various competitions through the online mode. We have been diligently and successfully implementing the Rajbhasha Policies of the Govt. of India. I would also like to emphasize the simplicity, mellowness and power of Hindi as a language. I always encourage and recommend everyone to make Hindi a part of their daily office routine.”
The popular programs organized for the institute students were Hindi creative writing “Kavita Lekhan, Lekh Lekhan, and Awaaz Dil Ki” based on different themes. For the employees of the institute Hindi extempore (Drishtikon), Hindi essay writing (Nibandh Lekhan) and Hindi workshop on “Quarterly progress report and usage of official Hindi” were organized. Various colleges and Institutes throughout India participated in the programme. The Central Library and Hindi Cell of IIT Bhubaneswar jointly organized the “Hindi Book Exhibition” from 1st Sept, 2020 to 14th Sept, 2020 in the Central Library of IIT Bhubaneswar. The motto was to encourage visitors to learn about availability of collection of new books and also read Hindi books.
Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar congratulated all the winners of the various competitions. The winners of the competition were awarded with cash prizes and certificate of participation. Also present at the occasion were Prof. V.R. Pedireddi, Dean, Student Affairs, Col (Dr.) Subodh Kumar, Registrar, IIT Bhubaneswar. Lt. Cdr. Raj Kumar, Chief Security Officer, IIT Bhubaneswar also read out the message of Hon’ble Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Cabinet Minister of Education, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India and proposed the vote of thanks.