11th World Hindi Conference to be held in Mauritius
The eleventh edition of World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) will be hosted by Mauritius in its capital city Port Lois in August 18-20, 2018. The conference provides common platform to several Hindi scholars, writers and laureates from different parts of the world to contribute the language. It will be organised by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in association with Government of Mauritius. The theme of the Conference is “Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti“. The venue of Conference is Swami Vivekanand International Convention Centre, Pailles Mauritius.
World Hindi Conference
The First World Hindi Conference was held from 10 to 12 January 1975 in Nagpur and was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Since then, ten such Conferences have been held in different parts of world. In the first conference, then Prime Minister of Mauritius Seewoosagur Ramgoolam was Chief Guest and it was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries. Since then 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.