Published:  12:00 AM, 12 January 2017

DU to set up ICCR Chair for Hindi

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, ICCR, and the University of Dhaka for the establishment of the 'ICCR Chair for Hindi language'. Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique signed the memo on Tuesday.

The signing took place commemorating the World Hindi Day on Jan 10 at the auditorium of the Institute of Modern Languages. On the occasion, the first Hindi e-magazine in Bangladesh was jointly launched by the envoy and the VC. An awards ceremony for meritorious Hindi students of the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre and the Institute of Modern Languages was also held. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hindi department during his visit in June last year. High Commissioner Shringla appreciated a one-year Hindi course being run at the Institute of Modern Languages (IML) since 2016.

Shringla announced that the slots for Bangladeshi students, under the scheme, would be increased to ten this year. He expressed satisfaction on the selection of two Hindi students of the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre.

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