Babu Devakinandan Khatri: Author of the epic Hindi novel Chandrakanta, Babu Devakinandan Khatri is among the first generation of popular story-tellers in modern Hindi. Back when television sets were just entering the middle class household in India, an adaptation of Chandrakanta had become one of the most awaited Sunday rituals. Also known for his works Bhootnath, Kajar ki Kothari and Kusum Kumari, Khatri started his own printing press and began publishing Hindi monthly paper. … [Read more...] about Hindi Diwas 2020: Remembering the Legends of Hindi Literature
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8.30pm - 10pm - The Nation's TributeA special service, The Nation's Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical performances from the military. … [Read more...] about VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?
To celebrate the significance of this ancient language, Hindi Diwas is observed on September 14 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate Hindi being adopted as one of India’s twenty-two official languages. However, when the proposal came in 1949, Hindi became the second official language (English being the only language prior). This decision was ratified by the Constitution of India that came into effect on the January 26, 1950. Indian Constitution, in Article 343, recognised Hindi written in Devanagri script as an official language. … [Read more...] about Celebrating Hindi Diwas With These Famous Quotes
We are in a situation like that in a Shakespeare history play, where messengers arrive hourly with bad news from all ends of the kingdom. The Nuffield Southampton, which combines a new city centre theatre with a longstanding campus playhouse, is closing, with 86 roles made redundant. The Theatre Royal Plymouth has made its entire artistic team redundant and the Royal Exchange Manchester may have to make 65% of its staff redundant. The story is much the same wherever you look, be it Birmingham, Norwich or Perth. Even the big, seemingly well-protected institutions are not immune: the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, was reported in the London Evening Standard to be “facing closure”. … [Read more...] about Dear Oliver Dowden, have you even begun to grasp the scale of our arts crisis?
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