SMVDU Katra, 29th Sept. 2018. What is more promising than ending something with a promise to start it new and fresh. The highlight of the valedictory function of Hindi Pakhwara was the book release of “Gyandhara”- a Hindi magazine. This half yearly magazine will promote the use of Hindi at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, says Dr. Anil Tewari, Nodal Officer, Hindi Cell. Further, the Hindi Cell of the university organized the celebrations of Hindi Pakhwada from 14 – 28 September 2018. The celebrations started with the inauguration function on 14th September, and concluded with the prize distribution ceremony on 28th September. During the fortnight, various competitive literary and art events were conducted, including drawing, poetry writing and recitation, essay writing, handwriting, debate, story writing, and alike where more than 500 students actively participated.Notably, Hindikavisammelan was also organized in collaboration with Jammu-Kashmir Art, Culture and Languages Academy on 26th September. During the valedictory function, the winners of various competitive events were honoured and awarded with prizes and certificates. Mr. Paras Dubey (Student Sec., Hindi Cell) presented the welcome note, whereas the vote of thanks by Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi (Member Secretary, Hindi Cell) concluded the event. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU lauded the efforts of the team and congratulated the participants.