Happy Hindi Diwas!

Sep 14 2023

Happy Hindi Diwas!

आज हिन्दी दिवस पर मैं अपने आप को सौभाग्यशाली मानती हूँ कि मुझे हिंदी जानने,समझने,और बोलने का मौका मिला । मेरा जन्म अमेरिका में हुआ पर हिन्दी मुझे अपने दिल की भाषा लगती हैं।

Today is #HindiDiwas the day celebrating the #Hindi language. It’s such a beautiful language. I remember when I first saw the Devnagari script it looked like art to me rather than like language…

I learned to speak Hindi not from books or a classroom but from spending time with young children (who loved to play jokes on the gullible American and they taught me all sorts of vulgarities telling me the words meant something else!)

The gift of speaking Hindi means that I can share with people who don’t speak English, like this beautiful gathering of my sisters, mothers and daughters who came for a special Swaminarayan shibir (spiritual camp) at Parmarth Niketan.

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