Bhopal Current Affairs

Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation at Bhopal

The Union Cabinet has approved establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. NIMHR, Bhopal. It will be first of its kind institute in country in area of mental health rehabilitation.

Key Facts

NIMHR, Bhopal will be established as society under Societies Registration Act, 1860. It will function under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Its objectives are to provide rehabilitation services to persons with mental illness, capacity development in field of mental health rehabilitation, policy framing and advanced research in mental health rehabilitation.

It will serve as institution of excellence to develop capacity building in area of mental health rehabilitation and also help Government to develop models for effective rehabilitation of persons with mental illness. It will have nine departments and centres and will conduct 12 courses to offer diploma, certificate, graduate, post graduate, M.Phil degrees in the field of mental health rehabilitation.


Tenth World Hindi Conference begins in Bhopal

The Tenth World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) has begun in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh with the theme of Hindi Jagat-Vistar and Sambhavnaye.

The three-day conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has been organised in Madhya Pradesh for the first time and being held in India after 32 years.

It is joint event of Union Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with the state Government of Madhya Pradesh.

This edition of conference will host scholars from 39 countries who are going to discuss issues like Hindi in administration, foreign policy and law during the event. An exhibition showcasing assimilation of Hindi with modern techniques also has been set up at the conference venue.

World Hindi Conference

  • The First World Hindi Conference was organized in Nagpur by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was held from 10 to 12 January 1975. Since then every year 10th January is being observed as the World Hindi Day.
  • In the first conference, then Prime Minister of Mauritius Seewoosagur Ramgoolam was Chief Guest and it was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries.
  • Ninth edition of World Hindi Conference was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012.