GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retd) and his wife, Neelam Misra, attended the �Ek Shaam Hindi Ke Naam� programme held at the State Banquet Hall in Itanagar today, an official release received here stated. Organised by the Arunachal Hindi Sangathan (AHS), Itanagar, the programme aims to promote Hindi.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor highlighted the importance of Hindi as the �national language�. With one language, there is more understanding and acceptance of each other among the people of different regions and different dialectical background.
The Governor recalled his surprise and happiness when Chief Minister Pema Khandu had informed him that Hindi is the common language of communication in Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr Joram Aniya Tana, recipient of the World Hindi Award during the 11th World Hindi Conference in Port Louis, Mauritius, suggested steps to promote the language. AHS president Takam Sonia and its vice president Tai Tugung also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the Governor gave away merit certificates to the winners of essay writing competitions.
Lily Tumbom Riba Jomoh and Dr AK Pandey of Dera Natung College, Itanagar, Sunil Kumar of NEHU and Dr VK Mishra of the Rajiv Gandhi University rendered poems written by Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion, the release added.