Goonj Celebrates Hindi Diwas at School of Communication
MANIPAL: Hindi Diwas celebrations by MAHE (Manipal Academy of Higher Education) stepped up to a new echelon as its Hindi literary society, Goonj, in association with YELL Club, the official literary and debating society of School of Communication (SOC) found its foot at the SOC lobby on September 14.
Although Hindi Diwas is not a widely popular concept in Manipal, since its inception the club has been campaigning to promote the language. “Organising Hindi Diwas at SOC was a big step for us. English is dominant here, but we want to keep up the legacy of Bharat Mata, and we have been successful in doing this. This is like fight. We are considering organising such programs in other colleges as well,” said Prakhar Bansal, the Vice President of Goonj.
At the event, various young writers, poets, and shayars from different MAHE colleges expressed their thoughts while speaking on topics like life in Manipal, motherly affection, child labour, love and heartbreak, and the rain in Manipal. The performances contained elements of satire and humour, and the performers used literary devices like similes amongst others.
Here is an excerpt from one of the performances –
“Hamein aadayen Manipal ki jor Bhaati hain,
Yahan har soorat per muskan jagmagati hai.
Har din mein ek roshani timtimati hai,
Yahan har baarish kuch naya sikhati hai.
Pratah kaal se do minute ko bhidte hain,
Kabhi khel khel mein girte hain kabhi khilwaad mein girte hain.
Ajab sair hai, ajab maza hai, azab nazaara hai, ajab sajawat hai,
Hamein adayen manipal ki jor bhaati hain.”
A remark from Bhairavi Pandya, the Hindi teacher at SOC underlined the quality of the content at the celebration. “There is a contemporary stream of literature flowing in Manipal,” she said while referring to Hindi literature.
Shreeraj Gudi, the faculty in charge of YELL club, was also present during the event.
Featured Image Courtesy: Adesh Kumar Rout
Edited by: Karthika Venugopal