Report by Nishapati Nayak, Koraput: The Central University of Orissa, Koraput celebrated Hindi Divas in a befitting manner at its Sunabeda campus . On this occasion a Special Lecture was organized on ‘Hindi: in the age of globalization’. Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the programme and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Ganga Sahaya Mina, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi delivered the special lecture. The programme was organized by the Dept. of Hindi, CUO.
Prof. Mohanty congratulated the Department of Hindi, for successfully organizing the programme. He motivated the students to learn various languages, as our country is multilingual. He said “India is a country of various language, we have to multilingual and need to learn other languages as well. We need to respect all languages”. He advised the students to learn Hindi language.
Dr. Mina in his address advised the students to learn Hindi language and respect their mother tongue. He said “in the age of globalization, industries are using only national level language for their profit and they ignore the regional languages. We have to give priority to our regional languages. We must have the knowledge on Science and Technology, Printing, Press etc in our own mother tongue. Hindi is being only used for globalization and in entertainment world for profit making. About half of the population of our country use Hindi language”. He said it is essential to have good knowledge on mother tongue.
Dr. Mayuri Mishra, Department I/C of Hindi delivered the welcome address and Dr. Satabdhi Behera, Lecturer; Department of Hindi gave vote of thanks. Students, Faculties and staff of the University were present at large.