Hindi week to highlight language value

Staff Reporter – 

The Hindi Language Week will be celebrated in Auckland next weekend.

About 15 schools in the Auckland region are expected to participate in the resource based programme organised by the Hindi Language and Culture Trust of New Zealand and Teach Hindi New Zealand.

The Hindi Language Week will be held from September 12 to September 16, 2016 in the participating schools throughout New Zealand. It will also recognise September 14, 2016 as ‘World Hindi Day.’

Growing importance

The Programme will be held at Primary, Intermediate and High Schools, covering a wide range of subjects that will appeal to the young minds.

Schools Programme Director Satya Dutt said that the week-long ‘National Hindi Language Celebrations’ has been growing from strength to strength since it was held in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Papatoetoe High School (located at Nicholson Avenue, Papatoetoe) will conduct the Programme from September 12 to September 16, 2016.

Varied activities

“The Programme will include speeches, introduction to Hindi, simple translation, dance drama, yoga, posters, Hindi film music and a number of other activities. The resources can be used each day for five to 10 minutes or as it suits the school. The resources can blend well with other languages. Maori, Samoan and Tongan languages are used wherever possible,” Mr Dutt said.

The Hindi Language Week will commence with Meet & Greet and Relationship on September 12, followed by Days of the week, Numbers and Colours (September 13), Classroom objects (September 14), Food and Time (September 15) and Parts of the Body (September 16).

Other activities would include a speech competition between 930 am and 230 pm on September 14 and a cultural programme between 630 pm and 10 pm on September 16.

Further information can be obtained from Satya Dutt on 021-1127291.

Email: praveena_prasad1@yahoo.com.au

Hindi is 4th Language of New Zealand and 3rd language of Auckland

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Participants in the Hindi Week 2015

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