World Hindi Day

Multitudes of Hindi speaking people residing in Botswana on Saturday gathered in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana to celebrate World Hindi Day.

Hindi language is the fourth most spoken in the world. In India it is the first language to nearly 425 million people and a second language to an estimated 120 million people.

Officiating at the World Hindi Day, Botlogile Tshireletso, Botswana Assistant Minister of Local government and Rural Development observed that multilingualism eases adaptation.

“The ability to communicate in multiple languages is highly important, particularly as communities of the world are becoming more and more integrated,” she said.

Further, she noted that multilingualism provides additional job security and advancement opportunities in today’s uncertain economic times.

Tshireletso appealed for an environment that promotes the learning of multiple languages, saying acquisition of different languages at an early age laid the foundation for more solid communication skills later on in life.

The first World Hindi Day was celebrated for the first time in India in 2006. Enditem

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