President of India honors former HUF director Herman van Olphen
The President of India, Pratibha Patil, has awarded the Hindi Urdu Flagship’s former (and founding) director Herman van Olphen the extremely prestigious Sir George Grierson award for a lifetime of service towards teaching and promoting the Hindi language. Van Olphen received the award in a special ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidential House) on June 20, 2012.
HUF students win national Hindi debate
The quality of the Hindi Urdu Flagship’s language training and student scholarship was once again recognized on a national stage as HUF students Florence Kerns and Ishita Paul both won first place in their respective categories at the prestigious national Hindi debate held at Yale University on April 6.
HUF student awarded presidential scholarship
Leena Warsi, a member of HUF’s 2008 cohort, has just been awarded the extremely prestigious Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS). The UEPS program was created in 1973 to make available substantial scholarships for outstanding students at The University of Texas at Austin. Selection is made by a presidentially appointed scholarship committee.
HUF Lecturer nominated for Language Teaching Award
Shahnaz Hassan, the Hindi Urdu Flagship’s principal lecturer in Urdu, has been nominated for the first-ever Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Award. Students submitted nominations late last fall based on teachers’ commitment, knowledge, passion, and ability to challenge. The award program is an initiative of the Texas Language Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
HUF student wins prestigious award for Urdu study
Ramu Kharel, a fourth-year HUF student, has just been awarded the prestigious Majaz Literary Award by the Aligarh University Alumni Association for his accomplishments in Urdu language and literature scholarship as an undergraduate in the Hindi Urdu Flagship program. The award was the result of a large-scale national competition seeking exceptional undergraduate work in Urdu studies.