Vishwa Hindi Diwas/ World Hindi Day was celebrated on January 10 the at Embassy. Ambassador Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan read out the messages of Hon’ble Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister on this occasion. Video message of Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs was also screened. Ambassador also spoke about the importance of the day and encouraged the Indian community to take part in promoting and popularizing the Hindi language in Lebanon. Apart from the Indian Diaspora, a number of Lebanese Hindi lovers also participated in the event. Hindi poems were recited by Indians and Lebanese participants. Ambassador also distributed certificates to the participants. A Hindi essay competition was organized by the Embassy preceding this occasion.
The Embassy also celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. A number of Indian community members participated in the event. Ambassador spoke about the importance of the event and encouraged the Indian community to contribute to the growth and development of India, especially with the aim of achieving the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. Ambassador also encouraged the diaspora to whole-heartedly participate in the Amrit Mahotsav activities. Ambassador briefed the audience on the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebrated by the Ministry of External Affairs on January 9. Ambassador reiterated the commitment of the Embassy to continue serving the Indian community in Lebanon.