World Hindi Day celebrations
The "World Hindi Day" a full day event organised by Indian Cultural
Centre, Colombo, with the cooperation of the institutions that teach
Hindi in Colombo as well as in neighbouring areas, will be held on
January 10. The morning session of the program will include poetry,
speech, essay, reading, copy writing and skit competitions.
The competitions will be held at the Indian Cultural Centre
auditorium on January 10 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. A number of
cultural programmes such as dances, rendition of songs, skits,
instrumental and vocal music also will be held on the same day from 3.00
p.m to 6.p.m at the New Town Hall Theatre, Green path, Colombo 7. The
winning Institution / individuals will be awarded.
Talk on wildlife 'Tigers in the wild'
A slide lecture titled "Tigers in the wild" by Valmik Thapar
organised by the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo in association with
Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies and Ruk Rakaganno will be
held on January 9 at 6.30 p.m. at BCIS auditorium, BMICH, Bauddhaloka
Mawatha, Colombo 7.
Valmik Thapar is an Indian natural historian and a wildlife
documentary film maker. He is the author of 14 books and several
articles, and has produced a range of programs for television. Thapar is
recognised as one of India's most famous wildlife experts and
conservationists, having produced and narrated documentaries on India's
natural habitat for such media as the BBC, Animal Planet, Discovery and
National Geographic. In particular he has spent decades following the
fortunes of India's tiger population.
His most recent book is The Last Tiger was published by Oxford
University Press. His famous relationship with 'Macchli' a female
tigress is documented in some of his chronicles.
His selected TV works are 'Tiger Crisis, Land of the Tiger, Tigers
Fortress, Danger in Tiger Paradise, Search for Tigers, Overpopulation'.