Hindi Diwas ( Vageesha ) Celebration

Light, sound and camera rolls, to celebrate Hindi Diwas…….

“Without a national language,  the nation is dumb.” – Mahatma Gandhi”

The national language ‘Hindi’ is not only a powerful medium of expression, but is also a world famous language among the languages spoken on the global stage in the modern era.

To mark the anniversary of Hindi being declared as India’s national official language, Jagat Taran Golden Jubilee School invoked the feeling of linguistic patriotism and celebrated Hindi Diwas (Vageesha -2023)  on 14th September, 2022. The competition included a myriad  of events such as Folk Dance Competition, Madhubani Paining-Making Competition and Newspaper- Making competition.

Shri Ganesh Keasrwani, the Mayor, Prayagraj presided over the function as the Chief Guest. Shri Pradeep Mukherjee, the President, Jagat Taran Education Society welcomed him by offering a shawl. Shri  Sanjeev Chanda, The Secretary, Jagat Taran Education Society welcomed the Chief Guest with a memento and the school principal Mrs. Sushmita Kanungo welcomed him with a sapling.

About 330 students of 25 esteemed CBSE Schools of Allahabad actively participated in it. The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Hon’ble Chief Guest escorted by the other dignitaries followed by the  invocation of Goddess Saraswati, the epitome of wisdom and knowledge.

Mrs. Sushmita Kanungo, the school Principal, delivered her welcome speech in which she welcomed the Chief Guest , the jury members,  the President, Jagat Taran Education Society, The Secretary, The Joint Secretary and the members of the management committee.  

In her speech, she acknowledged the  contribution of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, Purushottam Das Tandon, Keshav Vama, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi and Pt. Nehru to take Hindi language to the greater heights. She also mentioned the contribution of Prayag Dharni, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan and Bharati Bhawan Library. She highlighted that The Indian Coffee House once  used to be the favourite haunt of great poets and authors.

The jury for the Madhubani Painting Competition was comprised of Prof. Ajay Jaitley, the Head  of the Department of Visual Arts, Allahabad University, Shri Rajendra Kumar Bhartiya, Arts Lecturer from DIET, Kaushambi. Mrs. Shyamali Sen, the famous Katthak and Bharatanatyam dancer from the City of Nawabs , Lucknow and  Mrs. Archana Saxena, the Assistant Professor of Singing Department from Dayanand Dinanath Degree College were the Judged for the Folk Dance Competition. Dr. Amlendu Tripathi, City Chief Reporter, Dainik Jagran, Prayagraj and Shri Raj Kumar Tripathi, Deputy Editor, Amar Ujala, Payagraj adjudged the Newspaper – making Competition.

The Chief Guest Shri Ganesh Kesarwani , in his speech, lauded the performance displayed by the students which gave Goosebumps to everyone.  He said that students need to separate themselves from modernity and English and recognize the interestingness and importance of Hindi. Today Hindi has established its identity among the world languages spoken not only in India but all over the world and on the basis of number of words, Hindi has become the largest language in the world. Today, there is increasing interest among the students towards English language. Even though speaking English is considered a matter of respect in India, English does not have that much importance in most of the countries of the world. The only reason for hesitation in speaking Hindi is the choice of English medium during pre-primary education. Even today, most of the parents in India want to enroll their children in such schools which provide education through English medium. Whereas according to psychologists, a child is able to absorb his mother tongue most easily and can understand anything very well in the mother tongue.

Mrs. Shamli Sen, the  famous Katthak and Bharatanatyam dancer  praised all the presentations and said that all the folk dances were amazing. The students gave amazing  dance performances. She said that many people are not even aware of these folk dances of our country. These folk dances are our culture, art, genres. This is our heritage and knowing it is imperative for all of us.

On this occasion,  Shri Pradeep Mukherjee, the President, Jagat Taran Education Society exhorted the performance of students and said that  Being one of the most diverse nations in the world, India is a place where numerous traditions, customs, religions and languages flourish. And among all the languages, Hindi is considered the chief as well as the widely spoken in India. It highlighted the significance of the language in connecting the citizens of India. It apprised the students that this rich language is the base of many words in other languages too. Students were also imparted that Hindi is one of the oldest and the most influential languages in the world and we should take pride in speaking our mother tongue. He emphasized that Hindi is our identity, our pride, Lets join our hands to use it nationwide.

The competition fostered the very essence of Indian culture and infused the realization of how sacred and important our mother tongue is for us. The students of the various CBSE schools enthusiastically showcased their inquisitive skills. The competition was indeed very tough and the judges had a very hard time in choosing the winner

Everyone waited with bated breath for the announcement of the final results. The winners of the various events were as follows :

Folk Dance Competition -1st : Jagat Taran Golden Jubilee School, Prayagraj
2nd : Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Naini
3rd : Seth Anandram Jaipuriya School, Prayagraj
Newspaper Making Competition -1st : Patanjali Rishikul , Prayagraj
2nd : Semstar Global School, Naini
Jagat Taran Golden Jubilee School, Prayagraj
Madhubani Painting -1st : Bishop Johnson School, Prayagraj
Patanjali Rishikul , Prayagraj
Vayusena School , Prayagraj

The Overall  Champions Trophy was bagged by Patanjali Rishikul , Prayagraj . The First Runner-up Trophy went to Jagat Taran Golden Jubilee School, Prayagraj and Seth Anandram  Jaipuriya School, Prayagraj was the Second Runner-Up .

On this occasion  Shri Arindam Ghosh, the Joint Secretary,  Jagat Taran Education Society, Shri Shankar Chatterjee, the treasurer and other  members of the management committee  were present.

The event was beautifully compered by Vedant Srivastava of class 10  and Simran Gupta  of class XII.

At the end of the programme Mrs. Madhuri Srivastava  of Jagat Taran Golden Jubilee School  expressed her vote of thanks with the hope that the students will continue to enrich the legacy of our Mother tongue Hindi.

The programme truly helped the students to explore their Hindi Language knowledge with different hues and flavors.

The celebration culminated  with the National Anthem.