National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India is organising ‘Hindi Pakhwada’ from 3rd September to 15th September 2014. On 3rd September, the pakhwada program shall be inaugurated and after the inaugural program ‘Hindi Shrutilekh’ Competition shall be held.

NCSM established in the year 1978 is the ‘Largest network of Science Centres/Museums in the world. Science City, and Birla Industrial and Technological Museum are Kolkata based centres of NCSM. In addition to this, National Science Centre, Delhi, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, Visveshvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bengaluru are national level centres under NCSM. Regional and District Science centres function under these national level centres. All the centres shall observe Hindi pakhwada during the period.

      Various programs and Competitions organised during the Pakhwada are:

Sl No. Date Time Program/Competition
03.09.2014 03.00 PM Inauguration and ‘Shrutilekh Competition’
05.09.2014 03.00 PM Speech CompetitionTopic: ‘Health is Wealth’
06.09.2014 03.00 PM Hindi Translation
08.09.2014 03.00 PM Hindi General Knowledge Competition
10.09.2014 03.00 PM Hindi Poem Recitation Competition
12.09.2014 03.00 PM Hindi Essay CompetitionTopic: ‘Science and Superstition’
15.09.2014 02.00 PM Hindi Workshop, Prize Distribution and End of Pakhwada


On the last day of the Pakhwada, a Hindi workshop has been organised. After the workshop, prizes shall be distributed to the winners of all the competitions held during the pakhwada. In all the competitions three prizes- First, Second and Third shall be given. In addition to this, four persons shall get Consolation Prizes in all the competitions. The prize money for First, Second and Third position shall be Rs. 1000, Rs. 750 and Rs. 500 respectively. Rs. 250 shall be given as consolation prize to each person.

Date: 02.09.2014

Place: Kolkata

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