Embassy of India, Kathmandu in association withCentral Hindi Department,Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu celebrated Vishwa Hindi Diwas at Hotel Yak and Yeti on 10th January, 2020. Hon’ble Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Government of Nepal Mr. HridayeshTripathi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Charge d’Affaires Dr. Ajay Kumar read the message of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, ShriNarendraModion this occasion.

On this occasion, the special issue of research journal ‘Sahityalok’ of Central Hindi Department, Tribhuvan University was released. In addition, Two Hindi books and two Nepali books (all published under the support of B. P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal) 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 Tribhuwan University and one famous book of Swami Vivekananda ‘Karmayog’ translated in Nepali. While in Hindi translations, 2 books were released namely “Ashwathama”, a poetic play written originally in Nepali by Poet Laureate (RashtraKavi) of Nepal Mr. Madhav Prasad Ghimire and “UtkrishtaKahaniyan”, a collection of 25 modern Nepali stories written by young and upcoming Nepali story writers and selected by 12Khari 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, Kathmandu. More than 200 literary dignitaries from different walks of life including Writers, Journalists, Hindi and Nepali Scholars, Academicians and Students attended the programme.