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World Hindi Secretariat to celebrate 8th anniversary of functioning on 15th Feb

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Moka(Mauritius): World Hindi Secretariat is going to celebrate its 8th anniversary of the official start of functioning on 15th February here in Moka.

The event is being organised by the High Commission of India to Mauritius with Ministry of Education, Human resources, Tertiary education and the scientific research of Mauritius jointly.

The event was originally scheduled to take place on 11th February but due to prevailing bad weather conditions, it had to be postponed to 15th. World Hindi Secretariat’s idea was presented during the 1975 World Hindi Conference in Nagpur by the then Mauritian Prime Minister Sir ShivSagar RamGulam.

The WHS was founded through a treaty between Indian and Mauritian Government. The functioning of WHS started in 2008 officially and since then it has been working for the global good of the Hindi.

Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the WHS during his visit to Mauritius. He also inaugurated the construction work of the head office of WHS.

On the occasion of the Republic day, Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius mentioned the work of WHS in his address about the relations of both the countries.

Mauritius has a big Indian diaspora and Indian heritage which reflects through its language and culture.

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Actress Taapsee Pannu Decides Not to Give up South Indian Films

Hindi not pan-India language, won't give up South films: Taapsee

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Having played strong characters in films like 'Pink' and 'Naam Shabana', Taapse believes women should be like that in real life too. Wikimedia Commons

Hindi is not a pan-India language and giving up acting in south Indian films would be a “very stupid” move, actor Taapsee Pannu said on Saturday, insisting that she did not use Tamil and Telugu films as a stepping stone to gain entry into Bollywood.

Pannu also said that few actors manage to crossover different genres of cinema, made in varying langauges and regions and get known in small centres in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana as well as in the Hindi-speaking belt.

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Disturbed by how some communities are targeted: Taapsee Pannu. IANS

“I think few actors make that crossover successfully and I don’t want to leave that position. It would be very stupid of me to leave that market. It is perceived that Hindi is a pan-India thing, but I do not think so. I will continue to work in South,” Pannu said.

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“South has taught me what film-making is. It made me an actor. So there is a sense of gratitude, that I have. At no point of time, I used it as a stepping stone to get into Bollywood. They (South Indian films) taught me what light is, what camera is. I cannot leave it,” Pannu also said. (IANS)