In an initiative to mark the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages by the Constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949.
Indian Army’s Kupwara Terriers and Cultural Trust Kupwara celebrated National Hindi Day with full zeal and zest at AGS Wayne Kupwara on 14 Sep 2023. Multiple events where organised by Indian Army at Kupwara to celebrate this special occasion including an online Hindi Essay Competition to boost the importance of Hindi language in remote areas of Kupwara. In this competition 53 students including boys and girls from 11 different School of Kupwara participated. This is the first time in Kupwara when an online Hindi Essay Competition has been conducted for the students to showcase their interest in second official language. Miss Insha Fatima and Miss Fatima Naseer both from Army Goodwill School Wayne secured 1st and 2nd positions respectively.
A Kavi Sammelan was also organised by Kupwara Terriers to celebrate National Hindi Diwas. This event was also first of its kind in Kupwara where poets of Cultural Trust, Kupwara narrated the importance and need of Hindi language in our lives.
Shri Prem Sagar Kalia, a retd Police officer, and his wife Mrs Vijay Kalia not only graced the occasion as Chief Guests but also entertained the audiences with their amazing and interesting poetry.
Besides Chief Guest the event was attended by over 250 students, Army officials, school staff, media personel and locals from Gulgam village.
In the end, Chief Guest encouraged the meritorious students of online poetry competition and distributed certificates and prizes to the winners. Besides students he also felicitated the poets from Cultural Trust, Kupwara.
The attendees and poets highly appreciated Indian Army for conducting this event which will promote Hindi Language in Kashmir region.