11-AUG-2019: Department of Hindi organises workshop on 'Hindi Teaching in Foreign Countries'
Aligarh, August 11: The Department of Hindi, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a one-day workshop on 'Hindi Teaching in Foreign Countries: Problem and Solutions' to develop a well structured programmes for promotion of Hindi as a communication language overseas.
Speaking on the history of the Department of Hindi at AMU, Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Akhtar Haseeb said that the department has produced eminent Hindi scholars and writers such as Prof V P Singh, Prof P S Gupta, Prof Nazir Mohammad, Prof Malik Mohammad, Prof K P Singh, Prof G Gopinathan and Prof N G Devki among others.
"The Department of Hindi has been producing creative and research work for increasing the stock of knowledge," he added.
Delivering the keynote address, Prof Pushpita Awasthi (Director, Hindi Universe Foundation, Netherlands) spoke about teaching Hindi in foreign countries.
She asserted: "Hindi is very old, and has a direct line of evolution to Sanskrit. As such it is part of one of the oldest cultural and literary traditions in the world - traditions that have influenced many cultures and works of art, whether we realise it or not."
"Foreigners are increasingly seeking to learn Hindi and connect with the Indian culture," said Prof Pushpita.
Presiding over the programme, Prof Abdul Aleem (Chairperson, Department of Hindi) delineated the growing importance of Hindi all over the world.
Prof Shambhu Nath Tiwari delivered the welcome address.
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Related PicturesProf Pushpita Awasthi speakinng at Dept of Hindi Workshop
AMU PVC Prof Akhtar Haseeb speaking at Dept of Hindi Workshop
AMU PVC Prof Akhtar Haseeb with Prof Pushpita Awasthi and Prof Abdul Aleem at Dept of Hindi Workshop