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Mauritius to host 11th World Hindi Conference

Mauritius is going to host 11th World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) in its capital city Port Lois from August 18-20, 2018. It will be organised by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India in association with Government of Mauritius. The theme of the Conference will be “Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti“.

Key Facts

The conference is aimed at providing common platform to several Hindi scholars, writers and laureates from different parts of the world to contribute the language. Its venue will be Swami Vivekanand International Convention Centre, Pailles Mauritius. The conference will cover both classical and modern elements of Hindi and will see participation delegates and scholars of Hindi from all over the world.

World Hindi Conference

The World Hindi Conference is major event organised every three years by MEA to increase the popularity of Hindi globally. The first conference was held from 10 to 12 January 1975 in Nagpur, Maharashtra 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. In remembrance of the first conference, 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”.

Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution adopted in Agra

With an aim to make 500-meter area around Taj Mahal litter free and phase out single use plastic, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma administered a pledge to Agra Residents.

The pledge called “Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution” was made in the presence of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Diya Mirza. The declaration came ahead to the World Environment day, June 5.

Well before the declaration was undertaken, workshops were conducted to deal with problem. The major focus of the workshop is to curb littering around the 17th century monument. Short term and Long term plans are worked up on.

Minister Mahesh Sharma highlighted that India and the whole world is facing a huge problem of pollution caused by the use of plastic. He said that the message of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ is meant not just for Agra residents but to the whole country.

The UNEP representatives and Goodwill Ambassador expressed their happiness that all the agencies came together for a noble cause of beating plastic pollution. The Environment day to be celebrated on June 5 has a slogan of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.