Hindi is the fourth most spoken language of the world, the mother tongue of around 258 million people, and the official language of India. Outside India, a considerable proportion of population use Hindi in more than 20 countries.

World Hindi Day is celebrated under the auspices of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, for the promotion of Hindi world-wide.  Accordingly, Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), under the Embassy of India in Cairo will celebrate World Hindi Day at 4:00 pm on Wednesday  20th  Feb. 2019.

To mark the International Hindi Day, Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), is also organizing cultural competitions in the following categories:

  1. Hindi Poem Recitation                      
  2. Hindi Hand Writing    (Jr)
  3. Hindi Hand Writing    (Sr)
  4. Urdu Hand Writing    (Jr)
  5. Urdu Hand Writing    (Sr)
  6. Hindi Bhashan                        (Jr)
  7. Hindi Bhashan                        (Sr)
  8. Hindi Story expansion           (Jr)
  9. Hindi Story expansion (Sr)
  10. Urdu Story expansion            (Jr)
  11. Urdu Story expansion            (Sr)
  12. Group Hindi Quiz
  13. Solo Hindi/Bollywood Songs (karaoke – Non-Indians)
  14. Solo Hindi/Bollywood Songs (karaoke – Indians)
  15. Solo Bollywood Dance


The winners will be awarded with prizes and certificates at a public function on 20/02/2019 at Gomhoria theatre.

The competition is likely to be conducted on 17th February 2019. Interested persons/teams may register their names directly in MACIC or through an email to (macic@indembcairo.com) on or before 15th February 2019. The format of email and rules and regulations are given in the Embassy website www.eoicairo.gov.in – Facebook page :IndiaInEgypt

MACIC also conducts regular Hindi and Urdu courses and at present there are around 200 regular students enrolled at MACIC who pursue Hindi and Urdu courses at four different levels. As part of celebration, The prizes for the successful candidates in the regular Hindi and Urdu courses will also be distributed in the function at Gomhoria Theatre.


Terms and Conditions of Participation in competitions

  1. The competitions except item no. 14 & 15 competitions will be exclusively for Egyptian nationals.
  2. Participants can read from papers or gadgets in song competitions.
  3. A jury will be appointed by MACIC for the evaluation of the performance under each item and the decision of the jury will be final.
  4. MACIC has all rights to make any changes in the time, venue or terms and conditions, and to cancel the competition fully or partially.
  5. The maximum number of participants in the group quiz is four members.
  6. The details of all team members should be furnished for registration.
  7. Level I & II students of MACIC will be considered as juniors. All others including former students and out-siders will be considered as seniors.
  8. In story expansion, the main ideas and key-words of a story will be provided. The candidates have to develop the same to a full story.