Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Embassy of India organized Indian Film Screening in Yerevan

By Nelly Manucharyan

23, 24 and 25 March 2011
Yerevan, Congress Hotel, Klimt Hall

The Embassy of India in Armenia recently held the screening of Indian Documentary and Feature Films.

The goal of this event was to represent the historical diversity of Indian culture through the motion pictures and documentaries. The program of the events consisted of two films each day: one documentary and one feature film.

During the screening days, the invited viewers had the opportunity to discover India by watching Documentary films such as Humsaye - Two Nations, Two Neighbors (audio-Russian), India by Choice (audio-Russian), Incredible India: welcome to Goa, as well as to enjoy modern films of Indian cinematography like Om Shanti Om, Bhool-Bhulaiyaa, We are Family with English subtitles.

The participating viewers expressed their gratitude to the organizers of this event and took with them new impressions and knowledge about the unique culture and civilization of India.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Embassy of India organised a Hindi lanuage Competition

In Armenia there are currently three educational institutes where Hindi is taught as a subject. These are Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Bryusov, Yerevan Humanities Institute and Galiq College in Ijevan. On March 19 on the occasion of Hindi Day the Embassy of India organized a competition among the students of these three institutions.

At Yerevan State Linguistic University Hindi is taught as a second and third foreign language. The Hindi Chair at the University was established by Indian Council of Cultural Relations of the Government of India in February 2010. The lecturer is Mrs Anita Verma. Within one year, the number of students enrolled in learning Hindi has increased from 15 to 70.

Yerevan Humanities Institute started its activity in 1991. Hripsime Nersisyan who was studying Hindi at this Institute started teaching Hindi here in 2008 after completing her one-year scholarship at Agra University, India.

The Hindi class of Galiq College was established in February 2003. Hindi is taught by Astghik Aghajanyan who studied Hindi in India.

Among the 28 participants 7 were from YSLU, 7 were from YHI and 11 were from Galiq College. The participants were mainly girls and only 1 boy was there to represent Galiq College.
Anita Verma, Astghik Aghajanyan, Hripsime Nersisyan