Indore: Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I) celebrated Hindi Fortnight from September 1-14. The two-week event was aimed at encouraging the student community in using the Hindi language more and even in official work. Advocating use of Hindi in official works, IIM Indore director Rishikesha T Krishnan said that the institute has improved on its usage of Hindi language.
“The official communication at IIM Indore, internally and externally, is now totally bilingual,” he said while addressing the inaugural function of Hindi Diwas at IIM Indore on Thursday. Krishnan in his speech also encouraged the use of simple Hindi to help everyone easily understand and feel at ease with the language.
Under the fortnight-long programme, official language committee formed especially for this purpose held various competitions, which included antakshari, extempore and ‘noting & drafting’. “The competitions witnessed huge participation from students, staff and family members of the staff as well. The fortnight concluded on Hindi Diwas. The winners were awarded prizes,” IIM Indore public relation officer Ananya Mishra said.
The inauguration of Hindi Diwas event was attended by chief income tax commissioner and chairman, of official language implementation committee (Indore), Ajay Kumar Chauhan and IIM CAO Col Gururaj Gopinath Pamidi (retd) among other guests. Pamidi in his address mentioned that the institute has been taking various initiatives to encourage the use of Hindi among its employees and to lessen the problems faced by the employees in the official languages usage. “We strive for excellence and increasing the usage of official language is also one of our aims,” he said.
Chauhan appreciated the efforts put in by the IIM Indore for improving use of Hindi and noted that the competitions helped students, staff and the entire community to enhance their skills in Hindi. He also said that Hindi is a perfect language to pour out one’s feelings in an apt manner.
The event also witnessed the releasing of Hindi magazine of IIM Indore—Gyaan Shikhar (second edition). The programme concluded with distributing prizes to the winners of the essay writing competition held last month under the birth centenary celebration of Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay.