Languages symbolise identities and speaking native languages gives a sense of belonging. One of the major languages spoken in India is Hindi. Most of us have studied it in school. Hindi is the third most spoken language of the world in 2019 with 615 million speakers worldwide. On Hindi Diwas, &TV artists, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan's Happu Singh (Yogesh Tripathi) and Rajesh (Kamna Pathak), Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari's Gudiya (Sarika Bahroliya) and Pappu (Manmohan Tiwari), Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain's Angoori (Shubhangi Atre) and Manmohan (Rohitashv Gaud), Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram's Devi Parvati (Vidhisha Srivastava), Mighty Raavan (Manish Wadhwa) and Kesari (Jiten Lalwani) reminisce fond memories of their Hindi teachers and share views on what makes Hindi their favourite subject.
"I shared a bitter-sweet relationship with my Hindi teacher. He was quite a unique personality. Banyan, lungi aur haanth mein radio, was his trademark and his way of teaching was as unique as him. But that made the subject more fun and interesting for us, resulting in me grasping and mastering the language with finesse."
"The Hindi language unites us all. Hindi is a part of my daily routine, be it at home or at work. As a student, it was my favourite subject, and I encourage my children to speak in it, as the language is carried on generation after generation through us."
"My Hindi teacher, Nautiyal Ji believed that no other language is as beautiful and diverse as Hindi. One of the areas he encouraged me to read, write and grasp was Hindi literature and poetry. I still remember the first Hindi poem I recited in class, and I continue to love reading and to write poetry."
"I always enjoyed Hindi classes, and my Hindi teacher always pushed me to excel and become fluent it. Today, I am happy that I have mastered this language, both spoken and written all thanks to her. I prefer speaking Hindi to express myself as the words flow naturally and beautifully."
"My mother taught me Hindi, and she is the reason I am exceptional in the language. I am a proud Hindi speaker, and I feel that everyone should feel the same."
"My Hindi teacher, Vandana ma'am had distinctive methods of teaching us to make it interesting and easy for us to grasp which made me fall in love with the Hindi language. I was lucky to have such a creative and inspiring teacher."
"Having done my honours in Hindi literature, I take immense pride in knowing the language. I even represented Hindi at an international level through a play. My teachers made me feel comfortable in the language."
"My Hindi teacher was exceptional and made sure that I never settled for mediocrity and strived for the best. With lots of practice, she helped me perfect my speech in Hindi, which has helped me immensely in my dialogue delivery, especially since I play roles in mythology shows."
"Hindi has a special place in my heart, my mother Meena Srivastava was a Hindi teacher, and so I had the luxury to have someone so close to me to help me with the subject at home, and at school, Abhay Sir was my guide. I am so thankful to both for all their valuable lessons that helped me better my language."