Eighth World Hindi Conference ( United States )

Eighth World Hindi Conference
Dates July 13-15, 2007
Place New York, USA
Organisers The conference was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs. Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New York was the partner organization
Theme Vishwa Manch Par Hindi
Official Delegation and its leader The official delegation was led by Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri Anand Sharma. 84 official delegates participated in the Conference.
Inauguration The conference was inaugurated on July 13, 2007 in a conference room of the UN Headquarters.
Welcome Address Shri Ronen Sen, India's ambassador to the US
Other Speakers
  • Shri Dharam Beer Gokhul, Hon'ble Minister of Education, Human Resources, Mauritius
  • Shri Rajendra Mahto, Hon'ble Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Nepal.
  • Shri Ban Ki Moon,.General Secretary of the United Nations Organisation
  • Shri Nirupam Sen, Permanent Representative of India in the United Nations Organisation.
  • Dr. Navin Mehta, Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New York,
Closing ceremony
  • Closing ceremony was held on July 15, 2007. Dr. Lakshmimall Singhvi was the Chairman of the closing ceremony. However due to ill-health his speech was read out by Dr. Kanhaiyalal Nandan, renowned Hindi scholar, litterateur and journalist.
  • Welcome address was by Dr. Madhukar Rao Choudhury, Chairman, Rashtra Bhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha.
  • Address by Dr. Karan Singh, President Indian Council of Cultural Relations and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India.
  • Address by Dr. Vinod Bala Arun, Secretary General, World Hindi Secretariat, Mauritius.
  • Thanks giving by Dr. Jayaraman, Executive Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New York.
Academic Session-1
Plenary Sanyukt Rashtra Sangh Mein Hindi
Chairperson Dr. Girija Vyas (Chairperson, Natonal Commission for Woman)
Moderator Shri Narayan Kumar
Keynote address
  • Shri Anantaram Tripathi
  • Prof. Ram Sharan Joshi
Main Speaker Dr. Ratnakar Pandey
Other speakers
  • Prof. Harman Van Olphen (USA)
  • Prof. Jiyang Jingkui (China)
  • Dr. Vinod Bala Arun (Mauritius)
Reporter Dr. Navin Chand Lohani
Academic Session-2
Parallel Desh Videsh mein Hindi Shikshan: Samasyayein Aur Samadhan
Chairperson Shri Prem Chand Sharma (National Human Right Commission)
Moderator Ms. Anjana Sandhir (U.S.A.)
Keynote address
  • Prof. Woo Jo Kim, South Korea
  • Dr. Surajbhan Singh
Main Speaker Dr. Ulfat Mukhibova (Uzbekistan)
Speakers
  • Dr. Takeshi Fujii (Japan)
  • Dr. Srichand Jaiswal (Kendriya Hindi Sansthan)
  • Dr. Eva Aradi (Hungry)
  • Dr. Padmesh Gupt (UK)
  • Prof. Donatela Dolchini (Italy)
  • Dr. Harjendra Choudhary
Open Session Total time 30 to 45 Minutes
Reporter Prof. Satyakam (Bulgaria)
Academic Session-3
Parallel Vaishwikaran, Media Aur Hindi
Chairperson Smt. Mrinal Pandey
Moderator Shri Rahul Dev
Keynote address Dr. Achyutyanand Mishra Prof. Sudhish Pachauri
Main Speaker Shri Ravindra Kalia
Speakers Ms. B. Sudha Shri Om Thanvi Shri Pankaj Sharma Dr. Subhash Dhulia Dr. Sanjeev Bhanavat Prof. Rambaksh Jat Shri Sunil Hali
Open Session Total Duration 30 to 45 Minutes
Reporter Shri Harendra Pratap/ Ms. Ambalika Mishra
Academic Session-4
Parallel Videshon Mein Hindi Srijan (Pravasi Hindi Sahitya)
Chairperson Dr. Indira Goswami Dr. Sunita Jain
Moderator Dr. Padmesh Gupt (U.K.)
Keynote address Dr. Susham Bedi Smt. Usha Raje Saxena Smt. Varshini Jagdeo (Guyana)
Main Speaker Shri Mohan Kant Gautam (Holland)
Speakers Shri Krishna Kishor (America) \Shri Kedar Kumar Mandal Shri Hardev Sahatoo (Suriname) Shri Anil Sharma Joshi Shri Shail Aggarwal (UK) Shri Suryanath Singh Gop (Nepal) Shri Satyadeo Tengar (Mauritius) Shri Dambar Narain Yadav
Open session Total duration 30 to 45 Minutes
Reporter Shri Rakesh Pandey
Academic Session-5
Parallel Hindi ke Prachar-Prasar Mein Soochana Prodyogiki Ki Bhumika
Chairperson Prof. Ashok Chakradhar Institute of Life Long Learning, Delhi Vishwavidyalaya
Moderator Shri Balendu Dadhich
Keynote address Keynote presentation – Shri Hemant Darbari Shri Parvinder Gujral
Speakers Prof. Surendra Gambhir (USA) Dr. Om Vikas, I.I.I.T. Gwalior Smt. Valsala Kutty, Joint Secretary (Rajbhasha Vibhag, Bharat Sarkar) Dr. Vashini Sharma Dr. Vijay Kumar Malhotra Shri Anup Bhargav Shri K.K. Goswami Shri Anurag Chakradhar (Australia)
Open session Total duration 30 to 45 Minutes
Academic Session-6
Parallel Hindi Ke Prachar-Prasar Mein Hindi Filmon Ki Bhumika
Chairperson Shri Gulzar
Moderator Shri Om Thanvi
Keynote address Dr. Tomiyo Mizokami (Japan)
Main speaker Dr. Nikhil Kaushik (UK)
Speakers Dr. Nirmal S. Maurya Dr. Kusum khemani Shri Daljeet Sachdeva Shri Anil-Prabha Kumar Ms. Seema Khurana (America) Shri Rajendra Upadhyay
Open session Total duration 30 to 45 minutes
Reporter Prof. Rambeer Singh
Academic Session-7
Parallel Hindi, Yuva Pirhi Aur Gyan Vigyan
Chairperson Dr. Y. Lakshmi Prasad Shri Govind Mishra
Moderator Shri Ram Choudhury (America)
Keynote address Shri Naveen Mehta (America)
Main speaker Prof. G. Gopinathan
Speakers Smt. Pushpa Bharti Shri Krishna Kumar (U.K.) Shri Shakeel Ahmed Khan Dr. Rehmatulla Saheb Shri Pawan Jain Shri Heera lal Karnavat Shri Bindeshwari Agarwal Dr. Dinesh Chamola
Reporter Ms. Mona Kaushik
Open session Total duration 30 to 45 minutes
Academic Session-8
Parallel Hindi Bhash Aur Sahitya Vividh Ayam
Chairperson Smt. Chitra Mudgal
Moderator Smt. Mamta Kalia
Keynote address Prof. Nirmala Jain
Main speaker Dr. Krishna Datt Paliwal
Speakers Dr. Prabha Khaitan Shri Uday Prakash Dr. Vijay Bahadur Singh Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari Dr. Shambhunath Ms. Ramnika Gupta
Open session Total duration 30 to 45 minutes
Reporter Dr. Surendra Dubey/ Shri Prityush Guleri
Academic Session-9
Parallel Divided into three parts, 50 minutes each session
Academic session-9 (A) Sahitya Mein Anuvad Ki Bhumika
Chairperson Dr. Indernath Choudhury
Moderator Shri. Rajendra Mishra (N.T.P.C)
Keynote address Dr. Vimlesh kanti Verma
Speakers Dr. Tankmani Amma Dr. Tanuja Majumdar Dr. Bab Haksted Shri M Sheshan Prof. Naseem Hinz (USA) Dr. Sumangla S. Mummagatti
Academic session- 9 (B) Hindi Aur Bal Sahitya
Chairperson Dr. Bal Shourie Reddy
Moderator Dr. Padmakar Panday
Keynote address Dr. Harikrishna Devsare
Main Speaker Dr. Mridula Garg
Speakers Dr. Smita Chaturvedi (IGNOU) Smt. Sushila Gupta, Mumbai Dr. Shamsher Ahmed Khan
Reporter Shri Rattan Lal Bhagat/ Shri Hanuman Prasad
Academic session-9 (C) Devnagari Lipi
Chairperson Shri Balkavi Bairagi
Moderator Shri Jawahar Karnavat
Keynote address Dr. Parmanand Panchal
Speakers Shri Ajamil Matabadal (Mauritius) Shri Suryavanshi Choudhury (Guwahati) Ms. Bharati Hiremath
Exhibitions

Three exhibitions were organised.

  • Book exhibition – jointly by National Book Trust and Kendriya Hindi Sansthan.
  • An exhibition on Hindi and Information Technology and other tools.
  • An exhibition on ancient manuscripts and development of Hindi. The exhibition was put up by National Archives of India, Dept. of Culture.
Cultural Program
  • Gazal program by Shri Pankaj Udhas
  • Presentation of Bharatnatyam dance by Geeta Chandran and Party.
  • Sitar Vadan by Shujat Hussain Khan
Total Participants
  • Government delegation - 84 members participated in the conference
  • Participants from India 400
  • Participants from US 325 and others countries

Other features

In the run up to the conference an All India Hindi Essay competition was held for the youth in India. This competition was for both the Hindi and non-Hindi speaking youth. The Ministry facilitated participation of the two winners (one Hindi speaking and one non-Hindi speaking) in the 8th WHC in New York.

Resolutions Passed in the Eighth World Hindi Conference

  • In order to popularize teaching of Hindi and Devnagari script, a standardized syllabus be prepared for teaching Hindi as a second language and a system be evolved to recognise Hindi teachers.
  • To ensure active and purposeful functioning of the World Hindi Secretariat, the Governments of India and Mauritius should extend all possible administrative and financial assistance to the Secretariat and should consider setting up of regional offices of the Secretariat in Delhi and in 4-5 other countries. The Conference calls upon the Secretariat to develop a website on "Viswa Manch Per Hindi" in order to popularize Hindi.
  • Simple and good books in Hindi on science, technology and technical subjects should be encouraged. Effective measures be taken to popularize information technology in Hindi. A system based on universally recognized Unicode be developed and made available to all.
  • Data base of foreign universities and schools where Hindi is taught be prepared. A list of Hindi teachers should also be prepared.
  • The Conference calls upon the Hindi lovers of the world, especially non-resident Indians and Indian nationals working abroad to assist in promotion and propagation of Hindi language and literature abroad.
  • Arrangement for research scholarship be made for foreign Hindi scholars at the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyala, Wardha.
  • Kendriya Hindi Sansthan should also contribute actively in promotion of Hindi abroad and preparation of Hindi syllabus.
  • Setting up of Hindi chairs in foreign university be considered.
  • In addition to being a language of literature, Hindi should also be used as a language of modern science and commerce.
  • India should encourage use of Hindi at national and international level symposia and conferences.

Scholars Honoured in the Eighth World Hindi Conference

Foreign Hindi Scholars

No. Name
1 Prof. Mumtaz Usmanov Tajikistan
2 Dr. Ludmila V. Khokhlova Russia
3 Prof. Herman Van Olphen USA
4 Dr. Surendra Gambhir USA
5 Dr. Eva Aradi Hungary
6 Dr. Genady Sholmper Israel
7 Dr. Ulfat Mukhibova Uzbekistan
8 Prof. Joginder Singh Kanwal Fiji Islands
9 Shri Amit Joshi Norway
10 Shri Harideo Sahatu Suriname
11 Prof. Woo Jo Kim South Korea
12 Prof. Dhunsva Sayami Nepal
13 Dr. Mohan Kant Gautam Netherlands
14 Prof. Takeshi Fujii Japan
15 Jiang Zingkui China
16 Prof. (Ms) Donatella Dolcini Italy
17 Dr. Beersen Jugasing Mauritius
18 Dr. Padmesh Gupta U.K.
19 Dr. Frensica Orsini U.K.
20 Mrs. Magalena Slusarezyk Poland

Indian Hindi Scholars

No. Name
1 Shri Achyutanand Mishra Vice Chancellor, Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University of Journalism, Madhya Pradesh
2 Shri M. Sheshan Hindi Scholar, Tamilnadu
3 Shri Prem Shankar Gupt Former Justice, Allahabad High Court
4 Smt. Shanta Bai Karanatak Mahila Hindi Samiti, Bangalore
5 Dr. Maanikyamba Hindi Scholar, Andra Pradesh
6 Shri Suryavanshi Chaudhary Hindi Scholar, Assam
7 Shri Lallan Prasad Vyas Ramayan Vidyapeeth, Editor, Vishwa Hindi Darshan
8 Shri Swadesh Bharati Rashtriya Hindi Academy, Kolkata
9 Smt. Sunita Jain Renowned Litterateur, Awarded with Padamshri
10 Shri Bekal Utsahi Ex MP & Poet
11 Shri Om Prakash Balmiki Pioneer of Dalit Literature, Dehradun
12 Dr. Ajit Gupta Hindi Sahitya Academy, Jaipur
13 Shri Om Vikas Director, IIIT, Gwalior
14 Shri Arvindakshan Hindi Scholar, Kerala
15 Shri Mohan Dharia Former MP
16 Dr. Krishnadutt Paliwal Hindi Scholar
17 Prof. Nirmala Jain Hindi Scholar
18 Ms. Mahasweta Devi Bengali Novelist
19 Dr. Kedar Nath Singh Hindi Poet & Critic
20 Dr. Jagdish Piush Hindi & Awadhi Poet
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