KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, in association with Central Hindi Department under Tribhuvan University, organized an event to mark the Vishwa Hindi Diwas on Friday.
Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Hridayesh Tripathi, was the chief guest of the event. On the occasion, Charge d'Affaires at the embassy, Ajay Kumar, read out the message of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A special issue of research journal 'Sahityalok' published by the Central Hindi Department, Tribhuvan University, was unveiled. In addition, two Hindi books and two Nepali books (all published with the support |of BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation) were also released during the event.
These books include Nepali translations of five famous stories of world-famous Hindi story writer Premchand translated by the students of Hindi Department of TU and one famous book of Swami Vivekananda 'Karmayog' translated in Nepali, according to a press release issued by the embassy. While in Hindi translations, two books were released namely “Ashwatthama”, a poetic play written originally in Nepali by Rashtra Kavi Madhav Prasad Ghimire and “Utkrishta Kahaniyan”, a collection of 25 modern Nepali stories written by young and upcoming Nepali story writers and selected by Barahkhari media through an all Nepal story writing competition.
A musical rendition of works of prominent Hindi poets was also presented by the artists of Swami Vivekanand Cultural Centre in Kathmandu.
More than 200 literary dignitaries from different walks of life including writers, journalists, Hindi and Nepali scholars, academicians and students attended the event.