Hindi Easy greetings Phrases

English Greetings Hindi Greetings:

Hi!Namastey!   नमस्ते
Good morning!Suprabhaat   सुप्रभात
Good evening!Shubh sundhyaa.   शुभ संध्या
Welcome! (to greet someone)Aapka swaagat hai!   आपका स्वागत हैं।
How are you?Aap kaisey hain?   आप कैसे हैं ?
I'm fine, thanks!Mein theek hoon, shukriya!   मैं ठीक हुँ ।
And you?Aur aap?   और आप?Good/ So-So.Accha/ Theek-thaak   अच्छा/ ठीक-ठाक
Thank you (very much)!Shukriyaa (Bahut dhanyavaad)   शुक्रीया (बहुत धन्यवाद)
You're welcome! (for "thank you")***   ***
Hey! Friend!Arrey, Dost!.   अरे, दोस्त
I missed you so much!Mujhey aapkee bahut yaad aaee.?   मुझे आपकी बहुत याद आयी।
What's new?Kyaa chal rahaa hai?;  क्या चल रहा हैं?Nothing muchZyaada kuch nahi   ज्यादा कुछ नहीं ।
Good night!Shubh raatri.   शुभ रात्री।
See you later!Phir milen-gay.!   अलविदा।
Good bye!Alvida!   अलविदा।
Asking for Help and Directions :
I'm lostHum kho gaye hain.   हम खो गये हैं ।
Can I help you?Kya mein aapki madad kar sakta/ sakti (female) hoon?
क्या मैं आपकी मदद कर सकता /सकती हुँ ।Can you help me?
Kya aap meri madad kar saktey hain?
क्या आप मेरी मदद कर सकते हैं ।Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)?śaucaghara/ pharmacy kahaan hai?   शौचघर/ फार्मेसी कहां हैGo straight! then turn left/ right!Seedhey jaaey! Phir bānyae/ dānyae mudiye
सीधे जाएँ-फिर बाएँ-दाएँ मुडिए ।
I'm looking for john.Mein John ko dhoondh rahaa/ rahi (female) hoon.
मैं जोन को ढुँढ रहा-रही हुँ ।
One moment please!Ek minat…   एक मिनटHold on please! (phone)Ek minat…   एक मिनटHow much is this?Yeh kaisey diyaa?   यह कैसे दिया ।
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something)Kshama keejeeae…   क्षमा कीजिए ।
Excuse me! ( to pass by)Kshama keejeeae…   क्षमा कीजिए ।Come with me!Mere saath aaeeyé!   मेरे साथ आइए ।

What is Hindi Language?

Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language. Hindi is an Indo-Germanic or Indo-European language. It is descended from Sanskrit and is considered part of the New Indo-Aryan subgroup. However, it was also influenced, especially in vocabulary, by various other languages including Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Portuguese, and English.

Along with the English language, Hindi written in the Devanagari script is the official language of the Government of India.It is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India. However, it is not the national language of India because it was not prescribed as such in the Indian constitution.

Hindi is the lingua franca of the so-called Hindi belt in India. Outside India, it is an official language which is known as Fiji Hindi in Fiji, and is a recognised regional language in Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname.

Individually, as a linguistic variety, Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world, after Mandarin, Spanish and English. Alongside Urdu as Hindustani, it is the third most-spoken language in the world, after Mandarin and English.

Like other Indo-Aryan languages, Hindi is considered to be a direct descendant of an early form of Sanskrit, through Sauraseni Prakrit and Śauraseni Apabhraṃśa. It has been influenced by Dravidian languages, Turkic languages, Persian, Arabic, Portuguese and English Hindi emerged as Apabhramsha (Sanskrit: अपभ्रंश; corruption or corrupted speech), a vernacular form of Prakrit, in the 7th century A.D. Standard Hindi is based on the Khariboli dialect, the vernacular of Delhi and the surrounding region, which came to replace earlier prestige dialects such as Kannauji and Braj. Urdu – another form of Hindustani – acquired linguistic prestige in the later Mughal period (1800s), and underwent significant Persian influence. In the late 19th century, a movement to develop Hindi as a standardised form of Hindustani separate from Urdu took form. In 1881, Bihar accepted Hindi as its sole official language, replacing Urdu, and thus became the first state of India to adopt Hindi.

After independence, the government of India instituted the following conventions:

  • standardisation of grammar: In 1954, the Government of India set up a committee to prepare a grammar of Hindi; The committee's report was released in 1958 as A Basic Grammar of Modern Hindi.
  • standardisation of the orthography, using the Devanagari script, by the Central Hindi Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Culture to bring about uniformity in writing, to improve the shape of some Devanagari characters, and introducing diacritics to express sounds from other languages.

The Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as an official language of India on 14 September 1949. Now, it is celebrated as Hindi Day

Death Of Shri. Keswaduth Chintamunee

Namaste,it is with great sadness and pain that am sharing the news of the demise of Dada Keshwaduth Chintamunee,Headmaster, lifelong Arya Samaji, the iniator and backbone of Triolet Baal Sabha for many years. Creamtion time TBC.

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 !

Stone Boy - A hindi serial broadcasted in Mauritius TV Channel

The Stone Boy is an Indo-Mauritius short film broadcast as a children's television series that aired on the Indian Television channel DD National in 1991. It was directed by T.S. Nagabharana. The story was based on a fantasy story of a poor farmer/milkman boy who gets cursed by fairies.


Ajith and his sister Archana have to shift to a new country as their father's job gets transferred. They get admitted to a new school. Initially they find it difficult to befriend their new classmates and end up fighting with many. The schoolmates are not ready to accept the new classmates Ajith and Archana. Eventually, they come to know about a mountain called Stone Boy. There is a legend about this mountain that long, long ago there was a poor farmer/milkman boy. He was having very bad days because of his poverty. He owned a goat and selling that goat's milk was his source of income. Every day he used to milk his goat and went selling milk. One day when he was returning home from his business, he saw an amazing scene. A group of very beautiful fairies had landed on earth and were enjoying dancing and singing. He saw their whole "leela" or singing and dancing by hiding behind a large stone. Eventually a fairy happens to catch him having sneak-peak. The fairies get very angry upon him and curse him. But the poor boy pleads for forgiveness. One of the fairy feels pity on him, and asks him to make a promise. The fairy says "From now onwards, you will get prosperous. All your problems will get solved. All hurdles in your life shall get removed. But only while you keep this secret that we fairies visit this place on earth. You shall have to keep this secret. If you ever tell this to anyone, all your prosperity will be lost and you will get transformed into a stone on that high mountain. You can only appear on being called as a normal human being once in fifty years, for just three days. Remember you can appear back as normal human being only when someone climbs to that mountain, and calls you from the depth of his heart. After three days of your coming back to humans you shall again be transformed into stone for another fifty years waiting for someone to call you. This would be your punishment for not keeping our secret." Saying this the fairies disappear.

Eventually, what fairies said starts becoming true. The boy starts getting more profit from business. He starts getting richer. But jealous villagers can't stand his progress. One day they force him to tell the secret of prosperity. The boy cannot keep silent when whole village is forcing him to tell the secret. So, he starts telling them the secret. No sooner than he utters the secret his body is transformed into a stone of arbitrary shape and shifted to the peak of the mountain. That mountain is called as the Stone Boy since then.

When Ajit and Archana hear this legend, they think of giving a try to call back Stone Boy. They climb up that mountain and call him to come back, but Stone Boy does not appear.

Again they start living their normal life. With the problems of not having anymore new friends in the new country.

Ajit and Archana think of giving a one more try to call back Stone Boy. This time they keep in mind the fact that they need to call him from the depth of their hearts. So they sing a very touching song... " Aaa gaya hoon paas tere, chod ke sab yaar mere, karle mujhse dosti, Stone Boy..." They succeed. The stone boy comes back to life. Stone Boy helps Ajit and Archana make new friends, and he also wishes to enjoy his long awaited three days life. So the threesome enjoy for three days. After three days, Stone Boy has to go back to his stone form. And the story ends with a very emotional scene of Stone Boy getting transformed back into stone.

Vichaar Manch - Mohan Rakesh and the Teacher of Aadhe Adhure

The World Hindi Secretariat, under the aegis of Ministry of Education & HR, Tertiary Education & Scientific Research and High Commission of India, Mauritius organised the first edition of “Vichaar Manch” held at Swaraj Bhawan, Lallmatie at 3pm on Thursday 27th July 2017. The chosen theme for the first Vichaar Manch is “Mohan Rakesh and the Teaching of Aadhe Adhure”.

The programme started with the Master of Ceremony, Dr. Madhouree Ramdharee, Deputy Secretary General addressing the audience of hindi lovers and hindi teachers and students. The Official Welcome Address was delivered by Prof. Vinod Kumar Mishra, Secretary General WHS, followed by Dr. Nutan Pandey, Second Secretary, High Commission of India and Mr. Rajiv Kumar Aukhojee, Administrator, Ministry of Educaion & HR, Tertiary Education & Scientific Research.

At around 15.30, Arts Officer Rakesh Seerkissoon from Ministry of Arts Culture presented an expose on the Staging of ‘Aadhe Adhure’ Hindi Play. Technical aspects like Lights, Costume, Setting were detailed in his exposee. Mr. Rakesh then invoiced the audience to enjoy an excerpt of ‘Aadhe Adhure’ presented by Natya Deep Group of Vallee des Pretres. Mr. Ritesh Mohabir directed and portrayed as the main role.

At around 16.00, Assoc. Prof, Dr. Sunyukta Bhowon-Ramsarah was invited to deliver her speech on ‘Mohun Rakesh and his play Aadhe Adhure’. The academic scholar made use of Powerpoint presentation in order to better conveys the characters of the play, visually. Dr. Sunyukta then invited the learned audience to enjoy another excerpt of ‘Aadhe Adhure’, this time presented by ‘Nav Dweep Naatyashaala’, featuring well-known actor Chetan Anand Hajuree and Best Actress Winner 2017 (Hindi Language) - Rishika Jaddoo. The play excerpt was well acclaimed by the audience present in Swaraj Bhawan.

Mr. Leckrajsingh Pandohee (Rakesh), Educator at Manilal Doctor SSS and resident of Lalmatie Village, then shared his experience of teaching ‘Aadhe-Adhure’. His interactive way of doing his presentation won the heart of the audience. Mr. Pandohee did not hesitate to use co-actors to portray tips to successfully tackle exams questions on ‘aadhe adhere’. The hall was jam packed with more than 50% students and the student community enjoyed a great deal from this 10 minutes speech.

Last item of the Vichaar Mach was the sharing of experience of the study of ‘Aadhe-Adhure’ by student Ms. Priyanka Sooklall, Student BA (Hons) Hindi at Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI). and then Mr. Suryadeo Seeboruth shared his thoughts on the theme.

Dr. Madhouree Ramdharee presented the vote of thanks and the event ended around 17.15.

hindi syllabus HSC Mauritius

Cambridge International AS and A Level
Hindi 8675, 8687, 9687.

For examination in November 2017, 2018 and 2019
Please check the syllabus page at www.cie.org.uk/alevel to see if this syllabus is
available in your administrative zone.

Hindi courses in Mauritius


S/N Course               Mode of Study          Duration         Awarding Body                    
1 B.A Hindi Full Time 3 U.O.M
3 B.A Hindi Part Time 2 U.O.M

Poojanand Nemah

Occupation & Interests

(a) T.T.C and Hindi teacher,Pri. Gvt.School.1964-1978 (b) Production asst. Mgi 1978-2000.

Philosophy, hinduism, hindi literature, art, photography,social activities and religious institutions.

Hindi literary publications

1.Naya safar sahne ka.   Collection of short stories. mgi.1992

2.Chuppi ki Aawaz.  Collection of poems. Natraj publication 1995

Collective publications
1.Akash Ganga.Edition of Mauritian hindi poems. Bahadoor printing,Mauritius.1972

2.Paritalab. A collection of mauritian folk-tale and other short stories.

3.Videsh ke hindi kavi. Hindi poems of overseas poets. Hindi prachar sabha, Hydrabad.  May 1985.

4.Mauritius ke  nav hindi kavi. Collection of hindi poems,mgi 1975

5.Mauritius ki hindi kavita. Collection of poems,mgi 1988.

Other publications

1.Footprints of a himalayan yogi. Biography of Satguru Paramhansa Yogiraj Swami Nirvikalpanand ji Maharaj. Published by International Institute of kriya yoga &Occult Sciences.

Miscellaneous  periodical publications

Articles ,poems, folktales ,short stories for children etc. published in the following magazines: Shabda, Shakambhari, Sarika, Parichay, Vivek-vikas,  Madhuri, Vasant, Rim-jhim, Ayeena, Prakar, Malini, Triveni, Darpan, Anurag, Bal bharti, etc.

Photographs published in : Femmes des iles, Shakti, Virginie , Vasant etc.

Other activities or societal life

 (a) Active member of Savane sangeet sangh.1963-1966.

(b) Secretary, La flora Arya  Samaj.1970-1975.

(c) Active member of several committees of 2nd.World Hindi Convention held in Mauritius.

(d) Active organiser of Hindi-Urdu Workshop, Anse La Raie, 1979.

(e) Adjudicator for several years in hindi drama festival, Ministry of youth and sports.

(f) Founder member, Buddhist society of Mauritius.

(g) Founder member, Anand Marg Yoga Society of Mtius.


(h) Chairman,International Institute of kriya yoga.2000-2002

(i) Presented radio-programs like Itihas-Chakra around 1991, Bolte-Sapne in 1993-1994,

and Nirman 1998-2001 apart from participating in radio & t.v  programs at the MBS, MBC, Mabc.

(j) Now conducting Shiv shanty dhamspiritual centre for yogic attainments

and research in hindu mysticism all along social religiosity.


Pahlad Ramsurrun

The most famous hindi speaking historian of Mauritius who is not only a voracious reader but also a good follower of Mauritian literature and Hindi writings.


Pt. Dharmavir Ghoora

Founder and president of Hindi Lekhak Sangh (HLS) ie Hindi writers association. Assembles a large number of hindi lovers and writers with the generous intention to work for the betterment of the language and literature. He is also a registered priest of arya sabha since 1966. He is now a retired hindi supervisor of the ministry of education.

Hindi publications

1.Arya Samaj - Mauritius. (The aryan community of Mauritius) HLS_1973

2.Mauritius ke arya sevi. (The aryan servers of Mauritius) HLS_1998.

3.Mauritius ki kahaniyan.(Short stories of Mauritius) Published by Onkarduth Kushwaha.



1.Balsakha. (Children`s companion) .

A paper for the school-goers learning hindi.HLS_1965.

2.Naye ankur. (New germinations) .

A collection of short stories.HLS_1967.

3.Gandhi smriti.(In memory of Gandhi ji.).

 Articles and poems. HLS_1970.

4.Surbhit Udhyan. (Perfumed garden.).

 Articles and poems. HLS_Nov.1973.


5.Ashadip.(The lamp of hope.)

A collection of poems. HLS_Dec. 1973.

6.Indra dhanush.(Rainbow).

 Colours of HLS. HLS_1977.

7.Khile Suman. (Blossomed flowers)

An anthology of poems.HLS_!995.

8.Morisas ki laghu kathayen . (Short tales of mauritius.)

A collection of short tales.HLS_2004