On Sunday, May 8th, the program of Indian and Indonesian studies, in collaboration with the Embassy of India, organized the first Hindi Day at Hebrew University.
Students and university employees joined together to sing in Hindi and to enjoy the magic of Indian classical music played by Eliyahu Aharon (bansuri) and Tamar Kloper (tabla).
Using their newly acquired skills, first year Hindi students prepared a poster with a number of interesting facts about the Hindi language and its connections with Hebrew and English.
Second year students spend a class in Hindi conversation in company with mother tongue speakers from the Embassy of India and Hebrew University.
Hindi Day would not be complete without Indian refreshments. Hot samosas and aromatic chai were served in the central library.
The day’s main event was the screening of the movie “PK” by Rajkumar Hirani, the famous director from Bollywood known for the award-winning movie “3 Idiots”.
We’re hopeful that Hindi Day will become a tradition at Hebrew University and will help us to popularize this beautiful and diverse language, which is the forth-most natively spoken language in the world.