Pilani Rajasthan Shridhar University Observes Hindi Diwas Day
No one has doubt that language indeed shapes the way we think, and also determines what we can think about.
- (1888PressRelease) September 18, 2011 - It was on 14 September 1949, the Constitution-makers of India decided to accord the status of Official Language of the Union to Hindi written in Devanagari script. To commemorate this historic occasion, Hindi Diwas is observed every year on the same date.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon during the 8th World Hindi Conference on Hindi at United Nation headquarters in New York had said that Hindi is a language of harmony and understanding. The importance of Hindi in the global arena can be judged by the fact that the hugely popular and highly acclaimed social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc have included Hindi versions.
Prof Bir Singh in his inimitable style addressing the faculty and students of Shridhar University gave details about the genesis of this day. Faculty Ajay Kumar recited the famous Agneepath lines penned by noted Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Prof BR Natarajan Pro Vice Chancellor giving the quote of Samuel Taylor Coleridge "Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests" said that Hindi Ghazals can be equally charming and soul searching like the ones written in Urdu. He also highlighted the fact that Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan within a short span has attracted students not only from Rajasthan but also from various states of India which include Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. ISO 9001:2008 certified Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece.