Importance of Hindi Language

The Hindi language is very old, and has a direct line of evolution to Sanskrit. As such it is part of one of the oldest religious and literary traditions in the world – traditions that have influenced other religions and works of art, whether we realise it or not. As such Hindi is incredibly important in the historic development of the world’s cultures, and well worth not just honouring, but studying. Anyone with an interest in world history or languages would do well to do a little bit of intense reading on the subject of Hindi.

India is also a rising power in the world. It still struggles with poverty on a grand scale, but there is every indication that India is emerging as an economic powerhouse. If nothing else, it’s huge population means it is a market that no global business can hope to ignore, and India has additionally signalled clearly its desire to establish itself as a regional superpower. This all means that you can expect India to have a larger and larger impact on the world in both political and artistic arenas – making Hindi more and more important as we move forward.

Culture

Finally, it might surprise some Westerners to know that India has one of the largest and most successful film industries in the world. Indian cinema has a distinct flavour and has contributed many innovations to the world of film. Any student of global culture – or any student of cinema, period – owes it to themselves to experience some of these amazing films. In order to truly appreciate them in their original glory, some knowledge of Hindi would be helpful. Knowing something of Hindi immediately opens up literally thousands of films to your experience – films that have had tremendous cultural impact in India and beyond.

Next time you read a story out of India, or hear about international relations between Pakistan and India, think of Hindi – one of our oldest and most complex languages, and a language that is still vital and evolving today.


Happy 70th Independence Day to India

Jana Gana Mana Adhinaayak Jaya Hey,
Bhaarat Bhaagya Vidhaataa
Panjaab Sindhu Gujarat Maraatha,
Draavid Utkal Banga
Vindhya Himaachal Yamuna Ganga,
Uchchhal Jaladhi Taranga
Tav Shubh Naamey Jaagey,
Tav Shubh Aashish Maange
Gaahey Tav Jayagaathaa
Jana Gana Mangal Daayak,
Jaya Hey Bhaarat Bhaagya Vidhaataa
Jaya Hey, Jaya Hey, Jaya Hey,
Jaya Jaya Jaya, Jaya

Jai Hind,Vande Mataram !


Visit of PM Narendra Modi in Mauritius

After the successful and historic visit to Seychelles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched down Mauritius on evening of March 11th for his two-day visit. Shri Modi was welcomed warmly at the airport with a ceremonial reception. Prime Minister of Mauritius Sir Anerood Jugnauth was present at the airport to receive Prime Minister Modi. As always he shared the moment of joy with all his admirers on twitter.

The Prime Minister along with the PM of Mauritius addressed the media. Shri Narendra Modi highlighted the special relations shared by both India and Mauritius that are deeply rooted in history. Expressing his gratefulness to be the Chief Guest of National Day of Mauritius on March 12th, Shri Narendra Modi said India and Mauritius have always stood in solidarity and support for each other. PM, Shri Modi also termed the agreement on the development of Agalega Island as a major stride in India-Mauritius cooperation in infrastructure sector.

Shri Modi, remarked that Mauritius has always made smart choices; encouraged hard work and enterprise. Talking about the first cyber city construction supported by Former PM, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for supporting a second such city in Mauritius. Shri Modi gladly mentioned that destinies of India and Mauritius were linked by currents of the Indian Ocean. The Prime Minister hoped that India-Mauritius relationship would always be a source of great joy and strength to the two countries.