Meghnagar (Ali Asghar Bohra) While giving information, President of Dawoodi Bohra Samaj Meghnagar, Ali Asghar Bohra said that under the aegis of Vishwa Hindi Academy, famous storyteller Asghar Wajahat and film writer along with litterateurs, storytellers, writers and personalities from the film industry, including Pandit Mustafa Arif, Honored with Vishwa Hindi Academy Award 2024 in Mumbai in the special presence of Rumi Jaffrey. The ceremony was conducted by Keshav Rai, President of Vishwa Hindi Academy. The welcome address was given by eminent writer Suresh Sharma, former editor of Navbharat Times Delhi.
Among the honored personalities, Tejendra Sharma London, Anand Kumar Sharma Prayagraj, Vivek Aggarwal, Sunil Tiwari etc., who played an important role in the promotion of Hindi, were honored with the Vishwa Hindi Academy Award 2024 in a ceremony at Funkar Studio in Mumbai.
In their addresses on this occasion, the speakers pointed out the major lack of political will to make Hindi universal. One of the main reasons for this is the disappearance of the teaching and preaching style of the sages due to the loss of the base of the Vedic tradition.
The role of common people and the concept of regionalism are also hindrances in the propagation of Hindi. We talk a lot about world Hindi and Hindi about the world, but it has nothing to do with behavior.
This is the reason why everyone sitting here prefers to teach their children in English medium schools. Because neither we could connect Hindi with high technical knowledge nor could we make it a language of employment. The film world is the only field which is a powerful medium for the promotion of Hindi, but the irony is that films are made in Hindi, but the actors remember the dialogues in Hindi from English scripts instead of Devanagari.
There are few actors like Amitabh Bachchan who prefer Devanagari script. Dharmendra and Prem Chopra work with scripts in Urdu. When the work of a megastar like Amitabh Bachchan is doing well in Hindi, then why not other artists who earn their living from Hindi films. This subject will have to be thought about seriously.
Overall, the speakers were unanimous that in order to make Hindi the Hindi of the world, there is a need to work intensively and dedicatedly in the direction that education should be in Hindi, from children’s conversational level to high-tech experts. For this there is a need to strengthen political will. As long as the children of big leaders study abroad in English, preaching on the Hindi world is meaningless.
On this occasion, renowned classical singer Ms. Priyanka Mathur encouraged the spread of Hindi through her singing. Irfan Shami and Manoj Romal had special support in making the function a success. Litterateur Panditji expressed his gratitude.