Hindi Day celebrates the ‘benefit’ of learning new languages
Kohima, Sep. 25 (EMN): Much about the benefit of learning languages was emphasised during the Hindi Day programme that was conducted at the directorate of School Education on Wed. Sep. 25 in Kohima.
Addressing the gathering as its guest speaker, the principal director of School Education Shanavas C said language builds friendship and can connect people. He said language can be learned only through communication and when one begins to speak and communicate.
Shanavas asserted that learning languages must be through passion. He suggested to the people to explore the diversity of languages, places and cultures to use it to positively influence the society in return.
The officer lamented that narrow-mindedness of people is a threat to the unity of diversity in the country. He urged the people to be open-minded while also exploring the benefits of knowing different languages.
“It takes small effort from our-side,” said Shanavas. He urged the people to find interest in learning languages while also emphasising on the importance of language diversity.
Wonthungo Tsopoe, the director of School Education, delivered a short speech during the occasion. He emphasised on the importance of women learning Hindi, explaining that it impacts the entire family.
“The beauty of language is God’s creation. I feel Hindi is a blessed language and is an old language,” Tsopoe explained.
The official spoke about the ‘benefits’ of learning Hindi, saying it enable people to go beyond borders, in culture and economy. He urged for more advocacies and promotion of Hindi education for girls which he said will be beneficial for the society.
The educational official also asserted that there is no bar in learning. He urged the people to learn language that enables an individual to learn about other cultures. He suggested coaching in Hindi for the directorate staff once in month ‘so that in future they also can converse in Hindi.’
Further, the additional state mission director for Samagra Shiksha, Limawabang Aier delivered a short speech. Learning another language is a pleasure and brings closeness besides creates deeper friendship between peoples, he said.
Aier suggested that the department have proposals for intensive Hindi courses for teachers at the primary level ‘so that it is properly disseminated to the primary level of education.’