Tag: Hindi language Australia

Sanya Verma gets VCE Premier’s Award for Hindi 2020

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Sanya Verma (Right). Photo-Supplied.

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 9 September 2021: Sanya Verma, last month was awarded the VCE Premier’s Award for Hindi 2020, for the year 12 level. Sanya passed out her VCE from the St Margaret’s School, Berwick, and studied Hindi at the Victorian School of Languages (VCL) Centre in Dandenong. She obtained the highest VCE score for Hindi in Victoria in 2020.

Sanya started her Hindi from class 7, her primary motive being to read, write and improve oral skills in the language. Sanya’s Hindi teacher in 2020 was Bhavya Shah, who also teaches Hindi at the VSL Distance Education (although she returned to India recently for family reasons).

She believes being able to develop a skill that you can carry life-long and being able to communicate with others is such a unique skill that we all need to have.

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Sanya Verma. Photo-Supplied

Sanya recommends senior students studying VCE Hindi should aim to undertake unique activities regularly to polish their language skills. She says, “If you want to succeed in VCE you need to be able to stand out in your ideas and the way you think.”

In the future, Verma hopes to work in the field of Data Science and IT and firmly believes her language skills will help take her career to a world platform.

“Families interested in their children studying Hindi with the Victorian School of Languages, from Foundation level to VCE, should go to https://www.vsl.vic.edu.au/. Hindi is taught at VSL centers in Berwick, Dandenong, Blackburn, Caroline Springs, Epping, Glen Waverley, Melton, Sunshine, Werribee, Shepparton, Wodonga, and Mildura. Hindi is also offered through Distance Education (VCE only)
Enrolments for 2022 open in mid-November 2021, informs Heather Rae, Area Manager, VSL SouthEast (Dandenong, Berwick, and Hampton Park).

Heather Rae can be contacted at – heatherr@vsl.vic.edu.au

Melbourne Indian Consul takes up La Trobe Hindi issue

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 24 November 2020: The Indian Consul General here has assured all support and assistance to help the community retain the Hindi program at the La Trobe University. Consul General Mr. Raj Kumar was talking to a delegation of community members who met him today at the Indian Consulate briefing him about the latest in the issue and the background behind it.

Mr. Raj Kumar listened to the main points of the issue and how possible steps can be taken to boost efforts to keep the Hindi program going at the University. He is likely to meet the La Trobe University VC next month in this regard.

The diplomat also urged for more feedback on the issue to see what more can be done in this direction. He has also called a meeting of community organizations to discuss the matter.

La Trobe University decided to scrap its Hindi program in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic revenue shortfall and falling student numbers. La Trobe and ANU are the only universities teaching Hindi in Australia. Hindi is also offered as a subject in VCE in different states and Hindi schools supported by the Victorian School of Languages teach the language at the beginning state in weekend centers.