22 Sri Lankan students to study Hindi in India with full scholarships
The Government of India has granted full scholarships to 22 Sri Lankan students from various parts of the country to study Hindi in India.
These students will undertake a nine-month diploma course at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Institute of Hindi) in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
The scholarship program includes students from 26 countries, including Sri Lanka. High Commissioner of India H.E Gopal Baglay interacted with the students before their departure, emphasizing the role of Hindi language and literature in strengthening cultural and historical ties between India and Sri Lanka.
Hindi is a popular foreign language in Sri Lanka, taught in numerous institutions including schools and universities.
The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre has been coordinating this scholarship program since 2011, and this year marks the highest number of Sri Lankan students being selected for it.