New Delhi: A Russian girl recited a Hindi poem by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Vishwa Hindi Diwas on Sunday to earn applause from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Evgeniya, a student of Hindi at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, recited the poem “Pehchan” by Vajpayee flawlessly, after learning the language for just five months.
Asked why did she choose Vajpayee and not any other Hindi poet, Evgeniya said: “It was recommended to me by my teacher at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan.”
External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was impressed with her recitation.
The girl from Russia, Evgeniya, in just five months of her learning Hindi, has recited Atal Ji’s poem immaculately. Not just the pronunciation, the diction, the throw of words and the pitch was also perfect.
Hailing from Siberia in Russia, she got influenced by spiritual guru Ravi Shankar to learn Hindi.
I have been influenced by my Gurudev Sri Ravi Shankar. I was introduced to Art of Living in 2010 and then became its teacher in Russia,
“Now, I can speak and write Hindi. It is only because of my guru. Currently, I am in the second level of my course at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan. Each level is for one year, but since I was ahead of others in the Hindi language, I completed two levels in one year. I am not sure now whether I’ll pursue the third level. Probably, I’ll look for a job here in India. I love being here,” she said.
Ram Jethmalani was referred to be the highest-paid and the best defence lawyer of the Indian judicial system
Ram Jethmalani has often faced much criticism for taking up some controversial cases
On 10th September 2017, Ram Jethmalani announced his retirement from the judicial profession
Ram Jethmalani is considered to be the Best Criminal Lawyer in India and he has left his mark in Constitutional Law by defending the reservation in Supreme Court, fighting against eminent lawyers.
Ram Boolchand Jethmalani is better known as Ram Jethmalani. He was born 14 September 1923. Ram Jethmalani with his family moved to Mumbai from Sind after Partition. Ram Jethmalani is a well-known Indian lawyer and politician. He is also referred to be the highest-paid lawyer in the Indian judicial system.
As Ram Jethmalani was a very bright student during his academic years, he obtained LL.B.degree at the age of 17and started practising law in his hometown until the partition of India. Due to partition, he moved to Mumbai as a refugee and he began his life afresh with his family. He has two sons and two daughters, of whom, Mahesh Jethmalani and Rani Jethmalani. Both of them are also well-known lawyers.
Ram Jethmalani has often faced much criticism for acting as the defence lawyer and taking up some controversial cases like Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh who had been sentenced to death for the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He has dealt with many high profile cases of the country like that of Shiv Bal Thackrey, Haji Mastan, alleged killers of Rajiv and Indira Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani, NTR Rao, Osho, Harshad Mehta and many more.
Ram Jethmalani drew a lot of storm when he took up the case of Afzal Guru, who was the prime convict in the 2001 Parliament attack. Ram Jethmalani demanded the commutation of his death sentence. He was even approached by Dawood Ibrahim in the 90s to fight for him in Indian Court. But the case wasn’t taken up, as Ram Jethmalani wasn’t able to fulfil Dawood’s demand for no-arrest orders for him.
Ram Jethmalani was elected a member of parliament in the 6th and 7th Lok Sabha on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Mumbai. During the prime ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he has served as Law Minister of India and also as Minister of Urban Development. Although, later he contested election against Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the general elections of 2004 from Lucknow constituency. In 2010, he again joined BJP and was elected to Rajya Sabha on its ticket from Rajasthan.