Vishwa Hindi Diwas was celebrated in Dhaka on Tuesday. High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Pranay Verma joined the Vishwa Hindi Diwas celebrations at Dhaka University.
He thanked Dhaka University for its support for the Hindi chair at the university which plays an important role in promoting academic exchange and mutual understanding between the two countries.
High Commissioner Verma read out the special message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this occasion. Stressing upon the importance of language in shaping the cultural identity of a nation, High Commissioner Pranay Verma recalled the contribution of Dhaka University in the language movement of Bangladesh. Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University, Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman also participated in the event.
High Commissioner Verma also took a guided tour of the genocide war memorial at Dhaka university and paid his respects to the martyred students and teachers of the university during the liberation war of 1971. He also visited the Hindi department of Dhaka University on this occasion.A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the High Commission of India in Dhaka.