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‘Tamil Nadu churns out high number of Hindi learners'

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3,584 students receive certificates at the State-level Visharad Convocation

tongue of unity:Justice K. Venkatraman, Judge, Madras High Court, giving away certificate to a student at Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in Tiruchi on Sunday.Photo: R.M. RAJARATHIANAM.
tongue of unity:Justice K. Venkatraman, Judge, Madras High Court, giving away certificate to a student at Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in Tiruchi on Sunday.Photo: R.M. RAJARATHIANAM.

“It is really a pride that Hindi, our national language, is spoken by over 400 million people worldwide making it one of the most commonly spoken languages. It is imperative that every Indian learns Hindi so that he can communicate without trouble throughout the country,” said Justice K. Venkatraman, Judge, Madras High Court.

Speaking at the 15{+t}{+h}State level Visharad Convocation on Sunday, he stressed upon the various qualities a student needed in order to reap the benefits of education.

Touching upon the development of the sabha's activities in the once hostile state, B. Chinnayan, Treasurer, DBHP Sabha, Tamil Nadu, said that the state was one of the most active among all the four zones of the sabha. “When Mahatma Gandhi set it up, the sabha might have faced resistance in the state, but with its present performance, we can face those who say Tamil Nadu is against Hindi and tell them that most of the country's Hindi learners come from here,” he said. He also added that places like Madurai, Erode, Coimbatore, Nagercoil and Thoothukudi were being targeted by the sabha.

With the sabha celebrating its platinum jubilee this year, several leaders like A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu Governor, K. Rosaiah and Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi sent their message of appreciation to the sabha and the graduating batch.

Out of 5,483 students in Tamil Nadu who completed the Visharad level, 3,584 received their degrees here at the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha. Teachers chosen from all the four zones for sending in the highest number of examinees, state rank holders and speech competition winners were also awarded by Mr. Venkatraman. S. Arunachalam, First Vice President of DBHP Sabha, Tamil Nadu was also present at the event.

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