New Delhi January 15: Not only Indian culture, but its languages are also making their presence felt across oceans. This is evident in the Indian embassy in the US where it will now start offering free Hindi classes to Americans and foreign students. People who have keen interest to learn the language will come to the embassy and enhance their understanding of India’s ethnic and eclectic culture.
Come January 16, the free Hindi classes would be imparted by Moxraj, a teacher of Indian culture at the embassy. Moxraj said there is immense interest among people of the US to learn Hindi and to get right information about India.
Immense interest for Hindi
“India’s global reputation has grown immensely over the years. People want to learn Hindi to get the right information about India. Interest in Hindi has increased among crores of people to increase knowledge about India’s art-culture, architecture, family system, married life, Hindi film, yoga-meditation, cooking, politics and business,” Moxraj said.
Looking at the increasing interest among Americans to learn Hindi and Indian culture, the Indian embassy is also making a special plan to connect the new generation of America with Hindi.
Moxraj added the popularity of Hindi in America is continuously increasing and people are showing interest to know more about Indian culture, history and food.
Free Hindi class for past two years
However, this is not the first time that the Embassy is planning to offer free Hindi classes. For the last two years, the Indian embassy in the US has been holding free Hindi classes to teach the language to the citizens from different countries.
To take the work to the next level, the Indian embassy has also partnered with renowned American higher education centers like George Washington University and Georgetown University.
Apart from the Indian embassy, many other organisations of Indian origin in America are also trying to promote Hindi language through Kavi Sammelan and various types of Hindi competitions.
Moxraj the first cultural diplomat
The work to promote language and culture is largely done by Moxraj, who is the first cultural diplomat appointed by India at the Indian embassy in Washington DC. He has been appointed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations as an Indian culture teacher.
Apart from Hindi, Moxraj teaches Indian culture, yoga and Sanskrit in many American States like Washington DC, Virginians, Maryland, West Virginians, and Kentucky.