NRIs celebrate Hindi Day in Chicago USA

INITIAhlcUnder the patronage of the Indian consul-general in Illinois, the Hindi Lovers Club celebrated Hindi Diwas, that started with the traditional lighting of the lamp by OP Meena, consul at the consulate general of India, in the presence of the Club board members and over 350 guests.

Meena said the demand for making Hindi an official language at the UN is gaining momentum, and with 457 million speakers Hindi is the most popular language among Indian immigrants across the world, underlining its importance in preserving Indian culture and unity.

Illinois governor Burce Rauner lauded the efforts of the consulate of India and the Hindi Lovers Club. Vinita Gulbani, president of the Club, said efforts are being made to ensure that Hindi is taught in the schools of Illinois.