World Hindi Day Celebration at YSLU

On March 12, 2012, on the occasion of “World Hindi Day – 2012”, YSLU Hindi language students with the support of the Embassy of India in RA organized a Hindi Writing and Speaking Skills competition separately among the students of the Yerevan State Linguistic University after Brusov (YSLU), the Yerevan Institute of Humanities (YIH), Galik College, Ijevan, and Cultural Centre of East NGO, Yerevan.

The winners were suitably awarded.  A colourful cultural programme, including music and dance performances, was organized where the Hindi students of YSLU, YIH and Galik College participated actively.

Since last year, different scholarships are awarded from time to time for Armenian students to learn Hindi at the Central Institute of Hindi (Kendriya Hindi Sansthan) in India.

Recognizing the growing interest in learning Hindi amongst Armenians, the Indian Council of Cultural Relations of the Government of India decided to establish a Hindi Chair at the Yerevan State Linguistic University after Brusov (YSLU).  The Chair became operational with the arrival of Mrs. Anita Verma in February 2010.  In the past two years, the number of students enrolled for learning Hindi at YSLU has increased from 15 to over 50.

There are at least few hundred words which are common between Hindi and Armenian testifying to old tradition of interaction between the peoples of the two countries.