Vice President of Nepal, Parmananda Jha inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the lamp. He shared, "Hindi has now become a global language. I applaud the effort made by various organizations working in Nepal and across the world to promote the diversity of Hindi language. I extend my gratitude to Indian Embassy in Kathmandu for organizing this event annually."
Organised by Indian Embassy, various scholars shed the light on the importance of Hindi language and the role played by it to integrate various groups and borders.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, ambassador of India, who presided over the programme, read out the message written by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the occasion of Vishwa Hindi Diwas, and he shared, "Language works as a bridge to fill the gap between people across societies/borders, culture and class as well as it brings people closer to each other. Hindi language and literature today have brought together all the Indians living across the world."
He added, "For centuries now, India and Nepal have shared people to people relations. We share Roti-Beti Ka Sambandh. Among many other deeply rooted similarities between our two countries, our language and literature have always helped us to understand each other better and strengthen further our bilateral ties. Nepalese language is listed in the Constitution of India. In Nepal, Hindi language is widely popular. This itself is a remarkable example to highlight how language has always brought us together."
Various Nepalese and Indian scholars, litterateurs, academicians, journalists, columnists and critics participated in the event.
Two separate papers were presented on the occasion - Bharat Aur Nepal Ke Beech Saanskritik Sambandho Mein Hindi Ka Yogdan and Information Technology and Use of Hindi, respectively.
In the second session, approximately 30 eminent poets of Nepal recited poems.
Head of Press, Information and Culture at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Abhay Kumar extended gratitude to all the participants and concluded, "Each of your participation has definitely added a great value to the profile of this event."