KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu in association with Central Hindi Department under the Tribhuvan University organized a program to mark 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 recited 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 under the support of B. P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation) were also released during the event.
These books include Nepali translations of 5 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 Indian Embassy.
While in Hindi translations, 2 books were released namely “Ashwathama”, 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 12 Khari 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 program.