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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.








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