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Official website of 10th World Hindi Conference launched

May 18, 2015 12:53 IST

World Hindi ConferenceExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 16 May 2015 launched the official website of 10th World Hindi Conference at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi. It can be visited at www.vishwahindisammelan.gov.in.

The logo for the Conference was also chosen by the Logo Selection Committee after a logo design competition was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs. Khyati Gupta from Banglore was awarded the prize money of 50000 rupees by the External Affairs Minister.

The 10th World Hindi Conference (WHC) will be held from 10 September to 12 September 2015 at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal. The conference will be hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with state government of Madhya Pradesh. The main theme of the Conference is Hindi Jagat: Vistar avm sambhavnai.

Apart from this, to fulfill various aspects of the conference, three committees on Advisory, Management and Programme have been constituted. Sushma Swaraj will be the Chairperson of the Advisory and Programme Committees, while Gen. (Retd) Dr V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, will be the Chairman of the Management Committee.

The decision to organize the 10th edition of the Conference in India was taken at the 9th World Hindi Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2012.

The first World Hindi Conference was held in 1975 in Nagpur, India and since then, nine such Conferences have been held all over the globe.

Details of the previous nine Conferences held so far are as follows:

1.

First World Hindi Conference

Nagpur, India

10-12 January 1975

2.

Second World Hindi Conference

Port Louis, Mauritius

28-30 August 1976

3.

Third World Hindi Conference

New Delhi, India

28-30 October 1983

4.

Fourth World Hindi Conference

Port Louis, Mauritius

02-04 December 1993

5.

Fifth World Hindi Conference

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

04-08 April 1996

6.

Sixth World Hindi Conference

London, U.K.

14-18 September 1999

7.

Seventh World Hindi Conference

Paramaribo, Suriname

6-9 June 2003

8.

Eighth World Hindi Conference

New York, America

13-15 July 2007

9.

Ninth World Hindi Conference

Johannesburg, South Africa

22-24 September 2012

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