“Hindi as a language is the expression of a millenary culture that maintains a validity and a universal projection, we do advocacy work in various parts of the world, including Venezuela where many young people study it with enthusiasm,” said Indian Ambassador to Venezuela, Rajiv Kumar Nagpal, during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebration and World Hindi Day, held at the Celarg Foundation.
The event began with the illumination of the Traditional lamp by the Ambassador of India in Venezuela, Rajiv Kumar Nagpal and his wife, in the Isaac J. Pardo Library of the Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies.
The message from India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on the occasion of World Hindi Day, was read by the ambassador, who spoke about his government’s flagship programs for the Indian diaspora community and assured that the diplomatic mission in Caracas it is a “home away from home.” The diplomat congratulated those who regularly study the Hindi language in Venezuela for their commitment and achievements.
The president of the Celarg Foundation, Roberto Hernández Montoya, in his speech thanked India for its contributions in various fields to Venezuela.
Around eighty people were present at the event, including Hindu citizens living in Venezuela. The audience was able to enjoy the audiovisual material and the participation of ten Hindi students, who showed their progress in learning the language. In the end, there were traditional songs and a sample of the cuisine of India.
Translated by JRE/AR