Hindi Fortnight Celebrations 2016 Hindi Fortnight Celebrations 2016 was conducted from 22 to 30 Sep 2016 at Hindi Department.The inaugural function was started by 10.30 a.m. Dr.Herman P J, Assistant Professor of Calicut University was the chief guest of the programme. The programme was followed by Prayer song. Dr.A K Bindhu (Co-ordinator of the Programme and Assistant Professor of Hindi Department) formally welcomed all the dignitaries present on the dais and all participants.The presidential address was given by Dr.Madhu V (Head, Department of Hindi). The inaugural ceremony commenced with the lighting of lamp by honorable vice Principal Prof.George Mathew. In his brief address Dr.Herman P J, the chief guest wished for the success of the Programme and motivated everyone to actively participate to get benefited. He was rewarded by respectable Vice principal and after that, Felicitations were enthusiastically tweeted by Dr.Beena (Head, Department of Sanskrit Department), Dr Musthafa, (Assistant Professor of Arabic Department), Dr.Silvikkutty (Head, Department of Malayalam Department). Dr.Ida Manuel, (Co-ordinator of the Programme and Assistant Professor of Hindi Department) thanked all the invited guests and participants for gracing the occasion by their solemn presence. In the keynote address, Dr.Herman P J, the chief guest described the importance of Hindi and related fields and how they are interconnected from a long time. In the end, Kum.Anjali, MA Hindi student offered a vote of thanks to all for spending their valuable time with Hindi Department. Programmes conducted: Various competitions such as Hindi Elocution, Hindi poetry recitation, Short story writing in Hindi. Poetry writing in Hindi, Patriotic song (Group) in Hindi were conducted for all the students of Maharaja’s College. Special Programme : An Intercollegiate Quiz Programme was conducted for all BA and MA Hindi students in Kerala on the subject Hindi Language and Literature, Hindi as Official Language etc. on 30th September 2016 at Malayalam seminar hall, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. Dr. A K Bindhu (Assistant Professor of Hindi Department) played the role of Quiz Master. Eight Colleges participated in the Intercollegiate Quiz programme. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin; Victoriya College, Pallakkattu; Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady; Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha; Arts &Science College, Calicut; Central University,Kasarcode; Thiruvananthapuram, Kalady University Centre and Maharaja’s College,Ernakulam participated in it. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin; Central University,Kasarcode;Maharaja’s College,Ernakulam were the first three winners of Intercollegiate Quiz Competition. The closing ceremony of the Hindi Fortnight celebrations held on 30th September 2016, 2 pm at Malayalam seminar hall, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. Dr.T P Shaju, Assistant Officer (Trans.), Air India Ltd, Cochin was the chief guest of the function and he enlightened the Official Language Policy in his message. The honorable Principal Prof. N L Beena, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam addressed the audience and congratulated the co-ordinators of the Programme (Dr. A K Bindhu, Dr.Ida Manuel) on the occasion. Cash prize, Trophy and certificates were given to the first three winners of Intercollegiate Quiz Competition. Trophies and certificates were given to the winners of the department level competitions and Dr.Ida Manuel (Assistant Professor of Hindi Department) extended vote of thanks to all the invited guests and participants at the end of Function.