Bengaluru: Hindi Department, Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College, Bangalore organised a Two-day National level Conference on 20th & 21st February, 2023, in association with Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow, Sahitya Sadhak Sangh, Bangalore and Karnataka State University Colleges Hindi Teachers Association, Bangalore, on the topic “Hindi ke Vikas mein Karnataka ka Yogdaan.”
Dr. Soma Bandopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Baba Saheb Ambedkar University, Kolkatta and additional in-charge Diamond Harbour Womens’ University was the Chief Guest; Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh (retd. DGP), Karnataka Police was the Guest of Honour; Dr. Amita Dubey, Chief Editor, Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow was the Special Invitee; Dr. Ispaak Ali, Former Principal, Laal Bahadur Shastri College of Education, D.B.H.P.S, Bangalore was the Keynote Speaker and Shri. Rahul Dev, Senior Journalist and Lingust, Gurugraam, Haryana presided over the Inaugural function on 20th Feb, 2023. Shri. Gnanchand Marmagn, founder, Sahitya Sadhak Manch, Bangalore was the Co-ordinator; Dr. D.V. Revina Rebecca, Principal, BCWCC and Dr. Vinay Kumar Yadav, HoD, Hindi Department, were the organisers.
The first session titled “Karnatak mein Hindi ka prachar evam swayam sevi sansthayen” was chaired by Dr. Manohar Bharati, president, Mysore Hindi Prachar Parishad, Bangalore; Second session “Karnatak ke Lekhakon ka Hindi Sahitya mein yogdaan evam Patrakarita” was chaired by Dr. Manjunath S.M, President Karnataka State University Colleges Hindi Teachers’ Association, Bangalore; Kavi Sammelan was organised in the evening. Third session was held on 21st February on the topic “Karnataka ke shaikshanik vyavastha mein Hindi: Itihas evam samakaleen paristhiti” which was chaired by Dr. Ispaac Ali, Former Principal, Laal Bahadur Shastri College of Education, D.B.H.P.S, Bangalore and the Fourth session “Karnatak mein Hindi ki Shodh parampara evam Anuvad” by Dr. Rishabh Dev Sharma, Advisor (Hindi), Distant Education Direstorate, Moulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.
The valedictory function was on 21st February, 2023. Dr. Prabhashankar ‘Premi’, Former HoD, Hindi Department, Bangalore University was invited as the Chief Guest. Dr. Amitha Dubey, Chief Editor, Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow was the Special Invitee. Dr. Rishabh dev Sharma, Advisor (Hindi), Distant Education Direstorate, Moulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, presided over the function.
It was a Two-day conference wherein papers were presented over varied subjects relating to the title of the session. All the eminent people applauded the contribution of Karnataka and it’s Non- Hindi community towards the growth of Hindi Language and Literature in Karnataka. Dr. Suma Bandopadhyay highlighted on the fact that any language will grow only when there is an exchange of ideas from both the languages. Shri. Rahul Dev expressed his view that both Hindi and Kannada languages should grow together helping and by contributing towards one another growths, then only can harmony be established. Dr. Ispaac ali and Dr. Rishabh Dev Sharma spoke on the importance of Translation and the necessity of comparative study and the role of languages in moulding the future of young minds. Dr. Prabhashankar ‘Premi’ remembered all the great personalities who were responsible for the growth of Hindi in Karnataka and spoke on the difference of Rashtr Bhasha and Raaj Bhasha. In total, all the sessions were brain-storming. More than 200 participants from various Colleges across Karnataka participated in the Conference.
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