Hindi Day was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Antananarivo on September 14, which saw the participation of Malagasy diplomats, the Indian community, and families of Embassy officials.
A release by Indian Embassy in Madagascar said the event started with a welcome remark by Ambassador Abhay Kumar on the history of Hindi day celebrations in India and how celebrating Hindi day is important in promoting Hindi around the world.
It was followed by the video message of the External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar on Hindi Day. A short Hindi animation movie was also shown during the event.
Thereafter, a special Hindi quiz show was held that saw the enthusiastic participation of the guests.
Laster, Hindi poems were recited by the Ambassador, officials of the Embassy and the school children.
The event ended with the Hindi Day pledge taken by the Indian Embassy officials towards promoting Hindi language.