The students and staff of Swaminarayan Vidyamandir, Randesan celebrated Hindi Diwas in the school campus on 26th Sep 2018 to mark the adoption of Hindi written in Devnagari script as the official language of the Republic India on 14 Sep 1949.
The celebration started with Ganesh Vandana by VIII Std students and the welcoming of our esteemed chief guest Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhary, a prolific writer, novelist, poet and critic in Hindi and Gujarati Literature from Gujarat, India by Dr. Neeta Shah. He has also worked as a columnist for numerous newspapers and was a teacher at Gujarat University until retirement in 1998. The most noteworthy thing about him is he has received Gyanpith Puraskar in 2015 by our former President Pranab Mukherjee. A special assembly marked the occasion in which students emphasized the importance of Hindi language by contributing into various activities. The students recited poetry, sang songs and danced to the foot tapping songs.
It all started with lighting the lamp with Siddhantgaan. A special skit was performed by VII Std students who discussed the importance of Hindi language and how due to the influence of English, our national language is losing its popularity. It was followed by recitation of poem ‘Udaan’ with a theme of ‘Soaring high in the sky’ by girls of Std VII.
Next was a collaborative dance performed by Std V, VI, VII and VIII on ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’, which aims at promoting national integration and unity in diversity. Also, our guru Mahant Swami Maharaj always encourages to maintain unity.
The most exciting part of the program was when the students were felicitated with various certificates for performing their duties in the best way and also excelled in various places such as the Science Centre, Science city.
Towards the end of the program, Sh. Raghuveer Chaudhary addressed all the girls as ‘Daughters’ and said that the school is as heavenly as heaven itself. He quipped "Today I visited for I was invited, but I shall come again, uninvited and shall interact with all of you once again". His words shall be a great motivation for all of us.
It all ended with a sense of pride in our hearts to Hindi as our National Language.