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Chinese students enliven Hindi Day celebrations

More Chinese students were opting for the Indian language buoyed by the employment opportunities.

Beijing: Chinese students studying Hindi in
different colleges enlivened the Hindi Day celebrations in
China on Wednesday when a number of them recited poetries penned by
them as well as those by well known poets.

According to Indian lecturers teaching Hindi in Chinese
language academic institutions, the popularity of Hindi
language is steadily climbing as more Chinese students were
opting for the Indian language buoyed by the employment
opportunities creating by flourishing India-China trade, which
crossed USD 61 billion last year.

Hindi Day celebrations were organised by the Indian
Embassy here. A number of Chinese students recited poetry
penned by them as well by some of the well known Hindi poets,
while others presented cultural performances.

Chinese students who graduated in Hindi has gained good
employment opportunities in the Indian and Chinese firms,
Binod Singh, who teaches Hindi in Beijing Foreign Studies
University said.

The Chinese students, who study the language for
four years, spend one year in India practicing their language

China has established considerable number of
institutions to learn foreign languages and Japanese was
considered to be the most popular choice among the Chinese

About 80 foreign languages were being taught in
different institutions in China.

The graph of Hindi learning in China is on the rise
as most of the students are gainfully employed, Singh who took
part in the Hindi Day celebrations in the Indian Cultural
Centre along with his students said.

Hindi students, speakers, scholars and representatives of
Indian community in Beijing, Peking University, Renmin
University, China Communication University, Beijing Foreign
Studies University and China Radio International, participated
in today`s event.

Deputy Ambassador of the Indian Embassy, Rahul Chhabra
distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions held
to mark the occasion.


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