Celebrating Hindi Language and Culture in Taiwan

Mr. Yadav, the Director-General of ITA
Manharsinh Laxmanbhai Yadav, the Director-General of ITA

The Indian community in Taiwan celebrated World Hindi Day and Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on January 9th, 2024. Hosted by the India Taipei Association (ITA), this celebration highlighted the rich heritage of the Hindi language and acknowledged the contributions of the Indian community in shaping Taiwan’s multicultural landscape.

World Hindi Day

January 10th, marks the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The day aims to position Hindi as an international language and is celebrated to spread awareness about the Hindi language, literature, and culture on the global stage.

The event commenced with opening remarks by Manharsinh Laxmanbhai Yadav, the Director-General of ITA, followed by readings and performances by members of the Indian diaspora in Taiwan. ITA also awarded winners of the Hindi essay and story writing competition, nurturing a love for the language among the younger generation.

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

An annual event held to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi (migrant), from South Africa to India on 9th January 1915. This day acknowledges the role of the overseas Indian community in shaping India’s global image and their significant contributions to the country.

A presentation by an Indian Physics PhD student studying in Taiwan shed light on India’s remarkable advancements in science and technology, particularly the Chandrayaan-3 mission, inspiring the audience with the country’s scientific prowess.

Aparna Ganesan 甘泉

India Taipei Association – 印度 台北協會

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