Fiji Time: 4:20 AM on Wednesday 26 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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent
  2. PM upsets church
  3. Her dream a reality
  4. Village meets on headman's fate
  5. Gavoka queries scheme
  6. MP: Minimum wage review to be ready next month
  7. PM: No law review
  8. Girl, 4, hit by vehicle, hospitalised
  9. NZ Navy assists patrol
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death sparks anger Wednesday (19 Apr)
  2. Cokes17: Maia breaks record Thursday (20 Apr)
  3. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  4. Sawani cheerleaders Thursday (20 Apr)
  5. 30-year record stands Thursday (20 Apr)
  6. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  9. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)