Hindi Diwas Celebrated in Shanghai, Chinese students win most prizes

Hindi Diwas Celebrated in Shanghai, Chinese students win most prizes (Sep 15, 2016)

1. Consulate General of India, Shanghai celebrated 'Hindi Diwas' on September 14, 2016 at the Consulate premises in which a ​large ​number of Indian community members including school children participated. ​The highlight of the event was participation of several Chinese students who are learning Hindi at Shanghai International ​S​tudies ​U​niversity (SISU).

​2. Several activities including debate, speech, poetry recitation etc were conducted as part of the 'Hindi Diwas' celebration​s​. Interestingly, the participants included, not only children but a large number of adults from the Indian Diaspora.

​3. In addition to that, one of the Chinese faculty from Hindi Department, ​Ms. Yutong Zhang ​of SISU was the Guest of Honor (being a fluent Hindi speaker),​ as well as Judge in the panel to evaluate the performance of various contestants.

​4. Consul ​General Prakash Gupta while inaugurating the ​celebrations​ welcomed the enthusiasm shown by participants and called on every one to make efforts to bring Hindi in ​usage in daily life as much as possible. He underscored that this was particularly important for Indian children studying abroad, who invariably found themselves in non Hindi speaking environments.​

​5. CGI Shanghai presented ​the best performing students with cash prize as well as gifts in the form of books. ​It may be worth mentioning that​ Chinese students won max​i​​mum ​awards, including in​ the​ speech category. The event was followed by light Indian snacks ​for all the participants.

​15 September 2016

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