Guangzhou organises Hindi patriotic songs workshop

Various patriotic songs were taught including Vande Mataram and Jana Gana Mana.

Indian Consulate General in Guangzhou organized a workshop to teach the singing of Hindi patriotic songs to the Indian diaspora in South China as part of the celebrations for World Hindi Day 2023 at the Consulate premises. The workshop's goal was to instill a sense of patriotism among the Indian Diaspora by promoting Hindi and Indian culture. All age groups in the Indian community actively participated in the Workshop.

The objective of celebrating World Hindi Day and the importance of learning Hindi were both emphasized by Consul General Shri Shambhu Hakki in his speech. The attendees were also given information by the consul general about how to make Hindi learning fun for children by using music. Dr Vivek Mani Tripathi, Assistant Professor, Hindi Department, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), gave a speech on "Hindi Sahitya" thereafter.

Local resource people from the Indian community who had knowledge of Indian music guided the workshop. Hakkia performer of Hindustani Classical Music, led the resource people. The participants in the session received instructions on the proper pronunciation, technique, and melody for singing Hindi patriotic songs.

The participants learned various patriotic songs such as ‘Jana Gana Mana’; ‘Vande Mataram’ ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon’; ‘Ae Watan’; ‘Teri Mitti’; ‘Ye Jo Des Hai Tera’; ‘Mere Desh ki Dharti’ during the Workshop.

The Consulate also intends to set up a second practice session so that Indian Diaspora members can improve their ability to sing patriotic songs. The Hindi Department of GDUFS and Friends of India in South China students participated in a singing competition of Hindi songs as well as a workshop to teach Hindi songs as part of the celebrations of World Hindi Day.

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