The Hindi Cell of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) organized an online meet on World Hindi Day on 10 January 2022 under the aegis of Aazadi kaa Amrit Mahotsva. At the onset, Dr. Anil Tiwari, Nodal Officer, Hindi Cell, SMVDU, addressed the audience and welcomed the speakers, Dr. Gourav Mani Tripathi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Katra; Shri Rahul Rakesh, poet & writer, Mumbai; Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, poet & writer, SMVDU; Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Faculty, SMVDU; Sh. SS Sharma, Head, School of Philosophy & Culture, SMVDU.
Dr. Tripathi’s talk highlighted the promotion and propagation of the Hindi language across the globe. Sh. Rakesh pointed out the ample possibility of business in Hindi with respect to virtual media services and other businesses. Dr. Dwivedi briefly characterised the linguistic peculiarities of Hindi, and compared it with the languages, such as English and French. Dr. Chaturvedi and Dr. SS Sharma laid emphasis on learning and speaking in the Hindi language. Around 30 audience-students and faculty members, joined together for this meet. The programme ended with a formal vote of thanks.