National Hindi Convention to be Held in Boston

National Hindi Convention to be Held in Boston

Hindi Manch, a Boston-based non-profit organization with the mission of bringing together people who know Hindi or who want to know Hindi and propagate the language and culture in the future generations, announced that it will host a 3-day National Hindi Convention, or Rashtriya Mahotsav, in Boston this year on Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2018. The event also marks the organization’s 10th anniversary.

The 3-day national event will provide a variety of entertainment as well as plenty of opportunities to network, engage, and relish the language with other Hindi and Urdu language enthusiasts.

Preetesh Shrivastava, founder and president of Hindi Manch, said that the organization’s continued engagement and effort to leverage Hindi to connect people with Indian heritage and culture caught the attention of Consulate General of India in New York.

“We were encouraged to build a nationwide Hindi forum by the Consulate,” said Shrivastava, who has been nurturing and growing Hindi Manch for the last 10 years. “It is a proud moment for the Hindi Manch team to celebrate its 10th anniversary and mark it with a national event with guests from all over the US to bring synergies and celebrate our language, culture and heritage.”

Hindi Manch Rashtriya Mahotsav will see participation from other organizations across US with similar Hindi language initiatives. This national 3-day fun-filled fiesta is expected to attract over 1,000 families from all over the US. The program will feature Hindi Manch’s signature events that have been appreciated and well-attended in the past including Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa, Sahitya Sammelan and Naatak with participants from all over the country. These features will be adjudged and graced by established celebrities in these areas.

The program will include such luminaries as actress Deepti Naval and playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthy. Naval, a renowned Bollywood actress who starred in Chashme Buddoor, Saath Saath, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Katha and Rang Birangi, among other hit films, will grace the poetry session where US-based poets in Hindi, Urdu and related dialects like Awadhi, Brijbhasha, Bhojpuri, Khadiboli and Bundelkhandi, among others, will recite their poems.

Krishnamurthy will serve as one of the judges for the final singing competition of Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa at Hindi Manch National Convention dubbed as Hindi Manch Rashtriya Mahotsav, or HMRM. The Sangeet Vibhag of Hindi Manch manages this program.  Sa-Re-Ga-Pa-Pa features singers, as singles or duets, in various age groups.  The singers choose specific Karaoke tracks of Hindi movie songs, and are judged in qualification rounds and final by an independent panel.

The steering committee members for the event are Shrivastava, Ajay Jain, Anish Khanzode, Jharna Madan and Raksha Soni.

Hindi Manch is a Boston-based non-profit organization with the mission of bringing together people who know Hindi or who want to know Hindi and propagate the language and culture in the future generations. For more information and details, please visit www.hindimanch.org

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