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Maurya Kala Parisar and Indian Embassy to organize Dinkar Awards celebrating Hindi Divas
August 23, 2017, 12:44 pm

The Indian Embassy in collaboration with Maurya Kala Parisar, Kuwait will commemorate both the birth date (23 September) of Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and the Hindi Divas (14 September) by organizing an event at the Indian Embassy Auditorium on Friday, 22 September 2017.

The events will include ‘Dinkar Awards 2017’ by Maurya Kala Parisar between 1 pm and 6 pm, followed by appreciation of Hindi Achiever of each Indian Schools in Kuwait and a Mushaira by poets invited on the occasion from India.

This year there has been a change in the format for this 4th Edition of Dinkar Awards. A Hindi Debate competition has been added for Class IX to XI students. Hindi Self Written poetry competition for Class IX to XI and Hindi Poetry Recitation for Class VI to VIII students will be the additional two categories of the competition. This is the 4th edition of Dinkar Awards. Each school is also requested to nominate one student as a Hindi Achiever based on Class X (Considering Internal and External exam performance in Hindi) performance.

The tentative event schedule is as below:

Date: Friday, 22 September, Venue: Auditorium of Indian Embassy in Kuwait

  • Hindi Competition for students:                     1 pm to 5:30pm
  • Award distribution and address by guests :   6 pm to 7pm
  • Kavi Sammelan and Mushaira:                       7 pm to 9:30pm

The competition details are as follows:

  • Competition 1: Hindi Debate : Class IX to XI:

Topic to be circulated to participants by email 10 days before the competition date.

Schools should submit the participants in pairs (one for the topic and one against the topic.) However, it is an individual contest. Maximum two pairs can be submitted per school. One contestant each from two schools will debate the topic at a time as follows:

2 Minutes for the contestant speaking “For” the topic.

2 Minutes for the contestant speaking “Against” the topic.

1 Minutes for rebuttal by the contestant speaking “For” the topic.

1 Minutes for rebuttal by the contestant speaking “Against” the topic

The top 4 participants will qualify for the second final round. They will be provided a second topic on the spot. They will get approximately two hours time to prepare for second round and will be free to consult/research.


  • Competition 2:  Original poetry in Hindi by students : Class IX to XI:  

   Poetry should be written by the student and submitted along with the entry.

               (An image of hand written by mobile can be submitted.)

               Poetry to be recited on the date of the competition: Maximum time 3 Minutes

               Maximum 2 entries are permitted from one school

·         Competition 3:  Recitation of Hindi poetry by students : Class VI to VIII: 

 Poetry can be of any Hindi Poet. Name of the poem and poet should be submitted with entry.   Maximum time: 3 Minutes

            Maximum 3 entries are permitted from one school

·         Honoring Hindi Achiever:

             Schools should select One student who has completed Class 10 in 2017

             Selection should be based on highest marks in public/board exam.

             In case more than one student has same grade/marks, the marks in internal schools exam should be considered.

   Guidelines for submitting entries:

  • Entry to be submitted only through School. Open Individual entries are not acceptable.
  • Maurya Kala Parisar can accept a limited number of entries from the wards of its members only in poetry competition.
  • Last date for submission of entries by the schools is 11 September 5 pm.
  • Entries are free of cost and can be sent by email to
  • Entries should include name, class, school, contact number and email and

For Competition 2: Copy of the poem (Can be a clear mobile image)

For Competition 3: Name of the poem and poet (Do not send full poem)

·         Schools should nominate a teacher and provide his/her mobile number for coordination.

The prizes are for individual students. Teachers and schools will be appreciated for participation. The competition will be judged by those with experience in imparting Hindi education, reputed poets and authors of Kuwait. All schools are invited to submit their entries.

Schools are also encouraged to nominate their teachers to assist in organizing the event.

For more information: Contact Ujjwal Ritwik (99755349), Sabir Ansari (60007401), Abhay Kashyap (66443900), Afroz Alam (66272697); Mithilesh Kumar (97372571) Vivek Sinha (50074001) or mail to

Formed in the year 1995, Maurya Kala Parisar is registered with Embassy of India in Kuwait and is an association of people connected to the Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand in Kuwait active in promoting culture of the region through programs of interest for Indian Community in Kuwait.

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