The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in New Delhi today (September 22, 2018).
About Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha:
The organization was established by Annie Besant in 1918 with support from Mahatma Gandhi, who became the founder president of the Sabha, who held the post until his death.
In 1964, the institution was recognized by the Indian Government as one of the Institutes of National Importance.
It was established to propagate the study of Hindi in the then Madras Presidency and princely states of Banganapalle, Cochin, Hyderabad, Mysore, Pudukkottai, Sanduru, and Travancore.
The first Hindi class was taken by Gandhi’s son Devdas Gandhi.