Culture and language plays a significant role in promoting diversity and unity. This message was articulated at the commemoration of World Hindi Day organised yesterday by the Bank of Baroda in Suva.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the occasion, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Immigration and Sugar Industry and Acting Permanent Secretary Foreign Affairs, Yogesh Karan commended the efforts of organisation like Bank of Baroda that takes proactive role in promoting cultural diversity through such awareness initiatives on culture and language.
Acting High Commissioner of India Sukanta Charan Sahoo said such initiatives make significant impact in supporting language and literature within the education system as well as preserving the cultural values, information and knowledge as an important element of any society.
He reaffirmed the Indian High Commission’s commitment to support the education sector and initiatives that enhances learning of Hindi language and curriculum. In its recent assistance to Ministry of Education, the Indian High Commission had donated over 1800 Hindi textbooks.
CEO of Bank of Baroda Fiji,said that the World Hindi Day is an important annual event in their corporate calendar that they celebrate with great enthusiasm each year.
The World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas is observed on January 10th every year.