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Published on 15 Sep. 2010 12:55 AM IST
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Rashtra Bhasha Hindi Training Institute (RBHTI) Dimapur, along with the rest of the country, observed Hindi Divas on the theme “Ek hridai ho Bharat janani” on Tuesday at RBHTI premises.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Nagaland additional chief secretary & development commissioner Alemtemshi Jamir lauded the institute on growing from strength to strength during the past 22 years and having produced many students who have now become prominent teachers of Hindi language across the state.
Maintaining that people would not be where they were today, if it was not for language, Jamir said language has become a major factor that influences the socio economic growth of a nation.
He asserted that the world was talking about the way India and China’s economy were gaining dominance. As India grows stronger, Hindi would be respected throughout the world, as the trend had been, since the time of the Greeks to Romans and to the British, whose languages are used extensively worldwide, he opined.
The chief guest also pointed out that Hindi was already one of the top spoken languages of the world with a rough estimation of around 1 billion people out of a total of 5 billion speaking the language. He said this was consequent upon migration of Hindi speaking people to other countries. Besides the growing trend of usage of the language, Jamir opined that another emerging scenario was the need to establish Hindi training institutes.
Jamir said he was personally grateful that there was an institute like RBHTI in the state to promote and educate people about the Hindi language. Despite the remote location of RBHTI Dimapur and its “humble growth”, Alemtemshi Jamir urged upon the faculty and students of the institute to strive forward to prove the institute beneficial for the people of Nagaland.
“I am predicting that in the next 10 years, this institute will become the centre of many innovative happenings in Nagaland,” he said. He also expressed hope that the institute, along with its principal would get due recognition both at state and national levels for imparting Hindi language to aspiring students.
Main highlight of the occasion was inauguration of Nagri Script Council (Nagri Parishad) office in the premises of the institute by the chief guest.
“With the Nagri parishad coming here, I am sure it would pave the way for Hindi language in the state,” the chief guest had asserted in his speech.
The council would nurture the salient features of the Nagri script such as preserving culture and identity, join national mainstream, for widespread literacy in tribal areas and literary creativity, and faithful reflexivity of tribal languages/dialects.
Earlier in the programme, RBHTI principal M. Piyongtemjen Jamir delivered the welcome address while students of the institute read out the pledge and presented songs and choreography.
Tuensang: Hindi Divas was celebrated at Government Higher Secondary School Tuensang on Tuesday jointly organized by the Rashtra Bhasha Hindi Institute Tuensang and Hindi Teachers Union Tuensang. GHSS Tuensang principal D. Panda graced the programme as chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Panda said Hindi language provided students an easier and relevant medium to visit anywhere in India and urged them to focus seriously for the common benefit of the people.
He also encouraged students to learn Hindi in a proper way so as to promote the language in the district as well as in the state.
GMS Hakushang Tuensang headmistress T. Chubala and Bethesda School administrator R.C. Singh also exhorted the students.
The programme was chaired by ANHTU Tuensang unit president P. Singh while invocation was pronounced by YBC Tuensang pastor Rev. P. Akhum.
Essay competition, dictation and poem competition were also conducted as part of the programme.
Other highlights included presentation of various items by students of RBHI Tuensang and Bethesda School.

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