Hindi Language and Culture Trust based in Papatoetoe High School is organising a Cultural Evening at the Papatoetoe High School (Block H9) located at Nicholson Avenue in the South Auckland suburb of Papatoetoe this weekend.
Organised as a part of the 2015 National Hindi Week, the event will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 commencing at 630 pm.
Trust President Satya Dutt said that the annual celebrations, which began yesterday (September 14) was a part of the organisation’s efforts to promote Hindi and foster Indian culture and identity.
“Our Children live, study and work in an English speaking environment but there is a pronounced need to understand our languages and appreciate social, cultural and traditional values. Our Trust has been promoting the learning and teaching of Hindi, one of the most widely spoken languages in New Zealand. We hope that the ‘National Hindi Week Celebrations’ will motivate our people to learn and speak the language,” he said.
Mr Dutt said that among the week-long activities include A School based Programme from September 14 to September 18, a Speech competition on Friday, September 18 at 630 pm at the Papatoetoe High School and Language and Cultural Exchange between New Zealand and Fiji.
“The Programme on September 18 will include a quiz competition, oratory, cultural performances and a deliberation by Papatoetoe High School Principal Peter Gall. Manish and Sapna of Radio Tarana will be the hosts,” Mr Dutt said.