11th World Hindi Conference begins in Mauritius
11th World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) was held in Mauritius in its capital city Port Lois from August 18-20, 2018. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Mauritius Praveen Kumar Jagannath and was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and some other ministers.
The theme of the Conference is “Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti“. It was be organised by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in association with Government of Mauritius. The venue of Conference was Swami Vivekanand International Convention Centre, Pailles Mauritius.
The conference provided common platform to several Hindi scholars, writers and laureates from different parts of the world to contribute language. It was attended by delegates from India and various countries of the world. They deliberated on eight subtopics on Hindi World and Indian Culture. It was for first time of the conference, representatives from all 29 states and Union Territories of Delhi, Chandigarh and Puducherry attended the conference.
World Hindi Conference was started in 1975 to make Hindi language a medium of service and knowledge and enable it to move forward with time. Since then, ten such Conferences have been held in different parts of world. The 1st World Hindi Conference was held from 10 to 12 January 1975 in Nagpur, Maharashtra and was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. To commemorate this event, every year 10th January is being observed as World Hindi Day. The 10 edition of World Hindi Conference was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (India) in 2015 with the theme of Hindi Jagat-Vistar and Sambhavnaye.