BSNL Karimnagar district incharge general manager V. Ramesh stressed the need for preserving Hindi language and ancient Indian culture and history.

Participating as chief guest at the closing ceremony of the Hindi fortnight celebrations at BSNL office here on Saturday, he said everyone should speak and write in Hindi along with English.

Hindi faculty member V. Mamatha said that several foreign universities were doing research on Hindi and opened separate Hindi departments in respective universities.

Later, the dignitaries distributed prizes to school students who participated in Hindi reading competitions.