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Vishwa Hindi Diwas 2022

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Vishwa Hindi Diwas 2022

Vishwa Hindi Diwas was celebrated by the Embassy of India, Rome at Orientale University in Naples on Friday, January 10, 2022 with much enthusiasm and involvement of students and faculty members.

Celebration, which was held in the hall of Palazzo Corigliano, was opened by the Rector Prof. Roberto Tottoli who greeted Ambassador H.E. Dr Neena Malhotra and thanked the Embassy for supporting the event. The Ambassador in her remarks conveyed the importance of Hindi language for non-native speakers. In her speech, she also underlined the prominent role played by Orientale University of Naples in the promotion of Hindi language and Indian culture in Italy. Relation between India and Orientale University was the topic of the speech delivered by Prof.Francesco Sferra, President of the South East Asia Study Centre of the University. It was followed by Prof. Stefania Cavaliere and Mita Shenoy, respectively professor of Hindi Language and lecturer, who thanked the Ambassador for her gracious presence and witnessing the Hindi programmes prepared by the department’s students.

A series of poems, short speeches and songs were enthusiastically recited by the Italian students of the University. Student Davide Cava performed 'Ye Jo Desh' accompanied by his guitar and Beatrice Cavallaro and Martina di Maio sang 'Ae Watan' in the presence of the Ambassador. The event concluded with the distribution of certificates to the participants by the Ambassador. Ambassador also presented gifts to the Rector and Hindi professors.

The Vishwa Hindi Diwas celebration was also joined online by the students and faculty members of the University of Turin, who could not meet, as earlier planned, in presence due to COVID restrictions in the area. Prof Alessandra Consolaro and Prof Pinuccia Caracchi greeted the Ambassador, the colleagues and the students and  wished all on the occasion of Vishwa Hindi Diwas. Some of the students from the University of Turin also recited some Hindi songs and poems.

The event ended with a promise to meet again to celebrate and promote Hindi through various initiatives. 

Photos of the event