Every year about 40 foreign students come to Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University in Wardha, Maharashtra, to study Hindi.
During the course, each student gets a new name in Hindi. But some students develop a liking for their new names so much that they like being called upon with their new names.
Chenway from China is now Diksha bhaskar
The global university was opened in 2001 to spread the Hindi language and every year an international seminar is also being held.
Chui Foming from China is now Ashish. bhaskar
For foreign students learning Hindi is important in order to know the country’s culture and religions. The Hindi language is used in nearly 30 countries across the globe.
According to China’s Diksha, she has liked Hindi so much that she now wants to be a teacher in this subject.
China’s Karina says she wants to become a translator as so to spread the Indian and Chinese literature.