Fiji Time: 7:17 PM on Saturday 18 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Language initiative

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

THE Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji has started a new initiative in the hope of encouraging heightening interest in learning Hindi.

National president Arun Padarath said the start of the Pandit Ami Chandra Vidyalankar has reinforced the Sabha's strong stance on teaching Hindi in its schools.

"It has made it compulsory for all students having studied Hindi in primary schools from Year 8 up to Year 10," Mr Padarath said.

"This award is initiated by the grandchildren and other family members of late Pandit Ami Chandra Vidyalankar to reward the recipient of the highest marks in Hindi at Year 13 level.

"The award carries a certificate and $500 cash prize. This award heavily complements the position taken by the Sabha on the teaching of Hindi language."

Pandit Vidyalankar had arrived in Fiji from India in 1927 on the invitation of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji to teach at Gurukul Primary School, Saweni.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Son's death shocks family, police investigate brother
  2. Shorten tour time
  3. Top positions filled
  4. Shaky start
  5. 100-night burial ritual
  6. Father seeks assistance
  7. Independent roles
  8. Centre clears the air
  9. Children wow the crowd
  10. Star back

Top Stories this Week

  1. Back from the dead Tuesday (14 Apr)
  2. Victims to resist Monday (13 Apr)
  3. It's a lie Wednesday (15 Apr)
  4. Teacher cleared, investigations continue Tuesday (14 Apr)
  5. FICAC investigates ministry Monday (13 Apr)
  6. 'Fighting for home' Tuesday (14 Apr)
  7. A fair trial, says Singh Wednesday (15 Apr)
  8. Zoning for schools a failure Tuesday (14 Apr)
  9. Fatal trip Thursday (16 Apr)
  10. Ro Teimumu makes a stand Wednesday (15 Apr)