PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HINDI
A ROLE MODEL BY DONATING BOOKS
The proud alumni of Hindi department of Payyanur College became a role model by donating books worth rupees 25,000 to the department library. The books were donated by Dr. M. Aravindan, retired head of the department of Hindi and current principal of Navajyothi College. Dr. Aravindan M. also delivered a lecture on the topic The Importance of Hindi in Higher Education and Employment as part of the Alumni Talk Series. Principal Dr. V. M. Santhosh inaugurated the talk function, secretary of Hindi Alumni Association Dr. N. M. Sreekanth presided over the function. Members of the Alumni association Athira K.V. and Neethu P. P. delivered felicitation speeches. Dr. Gopika K. K. gave the welcome speech and Dr. Surekha thanked the gathering.
World Mother Tongue Day Celebration on 23/02/2023
“All discourses should be possible in the language one think and dreams” said P Premachandran, writer and academician at the programme” Language, Literature, Democracy ” organised by the Department of Hindi to celebrate World Mother Tongue Day Day. He opined that we live in language and all life struggles are language struggles too. Dr. Sindhu A. presided over the function. Dr. Sreemaya and Dr Gopika also spoke at the event. ‘Manto ‘, a contemporary film on Indian partition by Nanditha Das was screened with Malayalam subtitles in collaboration with Payyanur ‘ Open Frame’ as a part of the programme.
Department of Hindi, Payyanur College in association with Malayalam department of Kaladi Sanskrit University , Payyanur Campus conducted a research methodology lecture class. Malayalam university Sanskrit heritage studies assistant professor and critic Dr. K. V. Sasi gave the lecture. Malayalam poet and faculty of Sanskrit University Dr. K. R. Tony presided the function. Dr. Sindhu A., Dr. Vishnu Thankappan spoke at the function.
Manager Pande Memorial Speech
The Department of Hindi, Payyanur College, organised a lecture and discussion in memory of the well known Hindi Critic, Manager Pande. Dr. Prabhakaran Hebbar Illathu, Professor, University of Calicut delivered the lecture. Manager Pande stands out as a prolific writer who revolutionised Hindi Literary Criticism and introduced new Marxian perspectives on literature and society. Dr Sindhu A, Dr. M.N. Sreekanth, Dr Sreemaya C. and Fathimathul Thamjeeda spoke at the function. All the faculties and students of the department participated in the programme.
Department of Hindi, Payyanur College organized a talk on ” Nationalism: Hindi and Payyanur” as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The talk was delivered by Sri. K Gopalakrishnan, teacher and Executive Member of Dakshin Bharathiya Hindi Prachara Sabha. The talk was based on the theme ‘How Hindi became the language that wrote of nation and nationalism’. Sri Gopalakrishnan has been working with the Hindi Prachara Sabha for more than 60 years and is a renowned disseminator of Hindi language. As a resident of Karivellur, he recollected from his memory and experience the relationship Payyanur shared with Hindi. He fondly remembered the great personalities of Payyanur who worked for spreading Hindi among the people. He spoke about the importance of Payyanur in the National Freedom Struggle and exemplified the role played by Gandhi, Khadi and Hindi in these struggles from his experience. The program which was conducted as part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence was enthusiastically welcomed by the students. For the Hindi department,the talk became an impetus to explore more about the history and relationship between Payyanur and Hindi. Dr Sindhu A, Dr. Vishnu Thankappan, and Dr, N M Sreekanth talked on the occasion. Patriotic songs sung by the students enriched the program.
Premchand Birth week celebrations
The Department of Hindi, Payyanur College officially began the Premchand Birth week celebrations to commemorate the birth anniversary of the great writer of Hindi literature, Munshi Premchand on 25 th July,Monday. The programs of first day included a screening of film adaptations of Premchand’s works; quiz and Hindi story writing competitions for the students. The programs on Tuesday will begin with a Hindi oratory competition for students followed by film screenings. The celebrations will end on Friday with a lecture by Dr. Dharmendra Pratap Singh from the department of Hindi and Comparative Literature, Central University.
The Culmination of Premchand Jayanti Week Celebration
The programs held at Payyannur College on the occasion of the birthday of the famous Hindi writer Premchand ended with a drama presented by the students of the Hindi department based on the story ‘Thakur’s Well’ by Premchand. Kerala Central University Assistant Professor Dr. Dharmendra Pratap Singh gave a lecture on “Postmodern Criticism and Premchand”. Department Head Dr Sindhu A. chaired the meeting. The students then took part in the discussion. Principal Dr Santhosh V M presented the prizes to the winners of various programs conducted as part of this occasion. Vishnu Rajeev gave welcome speech and Sapna Gupta expressed vote of thanks for the function.