DD & OE, JU organizes Panel Discussion to celebrate ‘Hindi Divas.

JAMMU, September 19: A panel discussion on the occasion of Hindi Diwas was organised on the topic ” Hindi Bhasha ka Vikas – Chunautivan aur Samadhan” in the Directorate of Distance & Online Education (DD & OE), University of Jammu today.

The Panelists were Prof. P.N. Trisal, Prof. Neelam Saraf, Prof. Chanchal Dogra and Dr. Purshotam Kumar. Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director, DD& OE presided over.

Prof. P.N. Trisal, (Retd.) Professor of Hindi, Jammu University, deliberated on linguistics and traced the origin and evolution of the Hindi language over the years in a lucid manner. He dwelt upon the contributions of noteworthy writers such as Bhartendu Harishchandra, Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi and Premchand.

Prof. Neelam Saraf (Retd.) Professor of Hindi, Jammu University discussed the need to integrate Hindi language with livelihood and also stressed upon the adoption of the language in letter and spirit. Prof. Chanchal Dogra (Retd.) Principal, Higher Education highlighted the role of teachers in propagating Hindi at the elementary level. She also recited self-composed poems written in Hindi. Dr. Purshotam Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Hindi, JU spoke about the growing global presence of Hindi language. In order to overcome the challenges related to the development of the language, he suggested interlinkages of Hindi with information and broadcasting mediums and digital interventions.

In her presiding remarks, Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director, DD & OE emphasized that language gives an individual cultural identity, and plays a vital role in the perception and personality development. All disciplines and subjects must be respected as these are important from their unique perspectives in the societal growth. Efforts should be made to keep all regional languages and traditions alive for they constitute softer part of our cultural identities and well-being. 

 The programme was attended by the faculty, officers, non-teaching staff, research scholars and the students of the Directorate in large numbers. Earlier, Prof. Anju Sharma, Professor of Hindi in DD & OE, welcomed the guests and acted as the Moderator and the Coordinator of the Panel discussion.The programme culminated with the felicitation of the panelists. A formal vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Neelam Choudhary, from the Directorate.