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Maurya Kala Parisar celebrates Hindi Divas, confers 5th Dinkar Awards
October 7, 2018, 1:45 pm

In commemoration of Hindi Divas on 14 September and the birthday of Rashtrakavi (national poet) Ramdhari Singh Dinkar on 23 September, Maurya Kala Parisar (MKP) with support from the Indian Embassy, organized Hindi Divas and conferred the 5th Dinkar Awards on 28 September.

Following the lighting of the traditional lamp by MKP members, the competitions in debate, poetry and poem recitation ensued. The competitions were held in Hindi to encourage the language and evaluate the students’ command over the language.

A total of 81 students from 13 different schools participated in the competitions. The topic for the debate competition was on Social Media – More harmful than useful, saw the participation of 18 students from 7 schools. Each student had two minutes to present their view on the topic and then one additional minute for the rebuttal. The competitions culminated in Batul Rokadiya of SIMS winning the first prize, followed in second and third place by Simran and Abhishek S. Bade of ICS Khaitan.

In the Self-Written Poetry competition, a total of 17 students from 9 schools participated. Not only their poetry, but also their overall body language, sound modulation, recitation style, intonation, content quality, and power of imagination were evaluated by the judges. The results saw Kashish Rajesh Bhardwaj of Carmel School Khaitan winning the first prize, followed by Karania Alam Safi of Integrated Indian School Abbasiya in second place and Batul Rokadia of SIMS in third spot.

A total of 38 students from 9 schools took part in the poetry recitation competition that required them to pick and recite verbatim on stage another poet’s creation. The judges awarded the first prize to Tashfeem of Indian Public School, Salmiya, while presenting the second the third-place prizes respectively to Devpriya Shivaprasad of Integrated Indian School Salmiya and Aisha Qureshi of Integrated Indian School, Abbasiya.

In order to broaden the base of recognizing excellence, MKP also honored the top Hindi achievers from participating schools with a plaque and certificate, and the teachers of 13 institutions for their hard work and dedication in teaching the language.

Ahead of the prize distribution ceremony, MKP President, Sabir Hussain Ansari, congratulated all the participants and everyone who helped make the event successful. For his part, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait. H.E. K. Jeeva Sagar, who gave away the prizes, shared his thoughts on Hindi and how the language can help us connect and unite, while at the same time respecting all the other languages of India.

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