YHD in NYC
The Yale Hindi Debate was presented at the third annual International Hindi Conference, at the Consulate General of India, Manhattan, on April 30, 2016. YHD Faculty Co-ordinator Professor Seema Khurana and YHD President Akhil Sud, YC '16, represented the debate and spoke about what makes it meaningful and unique.
The tripartite YHD philosophy -- "Ideas, Language, People" -- was the lens through which the debate was presented, to an audience of academics, diplomats, and journalists. The presentation, which comprised a speech, a short movie, and Q&A, was received with gratifying applause: YHD was seen as a landmark initiative, internationally, for fostering an intellectual space and celebrating the Hindi language. One-of-its-kind, and truly effective.
We are extremely grateful to all the organizers of the International Hindi Conference for giving us this wonderful opportunity to talk about this special event -- one that is very close to our hearts. Thank you!