First World Hindi Conference (INDIA)

First World Hindi Conference
Dates 10-12 January, 1975
Venue Nagpur,India
Organizer Conference was organized under the aegis of Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha. Chairperson of the National Organization Committee of theconference was Shri B.D.Jatti., the Hon'ble Vice President of India.
Motto "VasudhaivKutumbakam".
Leader of the Delegation The chief guest of the conference was Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius and leader of the Mauritian delegation.
Inaugural Ceremony
Inauguration of the Conference Conference was inaugurated on 10th January, 1975 by Smt. Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India.
Chairperson and Chief Guest The chief guest at the inauguration ceremony was Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Welcome Speech Shri Basantrao Naik, Chief Minister, Maharashtra
Other Speakers Kaka Saheb Kalelkar Anant Gopal Shevade, General Secretary, World Hindi Conference Shri Ashar Diliyon, Representative from UNESCO
Vote of thanks Dr.Karan Singh, Union Health Minister of India.
Closing Ceremony
Organized on 13 January, 1975
Chairperson Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri B.D.Jatti.
Special Guest Shri Kamalapati Tripathi, Union Transport Minister of India
Keynote Speaker Smt. Mahadevi Verma
Other Speakers
  • Shri Kalicharan Panigrahi, Oriya Writer
  • Shri Bashir Ahmed Mayookh, Rajasthani Writer
  • Pro. Ram Panjwani, Sindhi Writer
  • Shri Phin Theesen, Representative from Denmark
  • Dr. Odonel Smekal, Czchekoslovakia
  • Father Camille Bulke
  • Maria Christof Bryski, Representative from Poland.
Vote of thanks Shri Anant Gopal Shevade, General Secretary, World Hindi Conference.
Academic Sessions Seven academic sessions were organized out of which two were plenary sessions and five were parallel sessions
The three main subjects of the academic sessions were Plenary Session
  • Hindi Ki Antarrashtriya Sthithi
  • Vishwa Manav Ki Chetna, Bharat Aur Hindi
  • Aadhunik Yug aur Hindi Aavashyaktain Aur Uplabdhiyan.
Plenary session on "Hindi Ki Antarrashtriya Sthithi
Subjects of Parallel Sessions:

Three ParallelSessions under "Vishwa Manav Ki Chetna, Bharat Aur Hindi"

  • Shashavat Mulyon Ki Khoj
  • Jan Sanchar Sadhano Ki Bhumika Aur
  • Vishwa Manav Ka Mulayagat Sankat Aur Bhasha Tatha Lekhan Ke Sandarbh Mein Yuva Pidi Ki Mansikta.

Three other parallel sessions under the subject 'Aadhunik Yug Aur Hindi Aavashyaktain Aur Uplabdhiyan'

  • Prashna, Vidhi Aur Vidhai Karyon Ki Bhasha
  • Gyan Vigyan Ka Madhayam
  • Bhasha Shikshan Aur Sahayak Samagri
Exhibition An exhibition wasorganized on the occasion. It was divided into Cultural Cell, Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity Cell, Lipi Expansion Cell Rashtra Bhasha Cell and Hindi books exhibition Cell.

Cultural Cell

Cultural exhibition was organized by the local College of Art, which presented the cultural glimpses of Vedic to Nuclear Age.

Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity Cell

An exhibition was organized by the Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity to show case the efforts made by different departments of the Govt. of India for the propagation-promotion and development of Hindi. About 20 departments and institutes of the Govt. of India participated in this.

Rashtrabhasha Cell

Glimpses of the works done by the Rashtrabhash Prachar Samiti, Wardha regarding the propagation of Hindi were shown.

Books Exhibition

About 4000 books of private publishers were exhibited by the All IndiaHindi Publishers Federation and National Books Trust.

Cultural Programme
10 January 1975 "Ramleela" by Bharatiya Kala Kendra
11 January 1975 "Meera" by Bharatiya Kala Kendra
12 January 1975
  • Ballet by Bharatiya Kala Kendra based on the great poet Shri Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's "Urvarshi".
  • Music programme by the artists of All India Radio
  • Dramatization of Dr. Dharamveer Bharati's, "Andha yug", by the Artists of "Triveni" of Mauritius.
13 January 1975 Antarrashtriya Kavi Goshthi. This Kavi Goshthi was conducted by renowned poets Dr. Shiv Mangal Singh "Suman" and Shri Bal Kavi Bairagi.
Delegates from other countries 122 delegates from 30 countries participated in the conference.

Other Highlights

A special postage stamp wasreleased on this occasion. Message sent by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave was read. Venue of the organization was named "VishwaHindi Nagar". Entrance gates were named as Tulsi, Meera, Sur, Kabir, Namdev and Raidas. 400 delegates participated from South India. A senior officer from UNESCO attended the conference and granted 6000 Dollars. On 14th January, Father Camille Bulke unveiled the statue of Saint Tulsidas and laid the foundation stone of Vishwa Hindi Vidhyapeeth in the premises of the Central Office of the Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha.

Resolutions Passed in the First World Hindi Conference

  • Efforts should be made to get Hindi recognized as one of the official languages in the United Nation
  • Vishwa Hindi Vidyapeeth should be set up in Wardha
  • A well-planned scheme should be formulated to make World Hindi conference a permanent feature.

Scholars Honoured in the First World Hindi Conference

Writers of Indian Languages

No. Name
1. Prof. Ram Panjawani Sindhi
2. Padmabhushan Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Marathi
3. Prof. T.P. Meenakshi Sundaram Tamil
4. Padmashri Amrita Pritam Punjabi
5. Shri Tribhuvandas Purushottam Lohar Sundaram Gujarati
6. Padmabhushan G. Shankar Kurup Malayalam
7. Padmabhushan Kalindicharan Panigrahi Oriya
8. Padmashri Dattatreya Ramchandra Bendre Kannad
9. Prof. Vishwanath Satyanarayan Telugu
10. Padmashri Ali Sardar Jafri Urdu
11. Padmashri Akhtar Mohiuddin Kashmiri
12. Padmashri Premendra Mitra Bangla
13. Padmavibhushan Mahadevi Verma Hindi
14. Padmashri Nalini Bala Devi Assamese
15. Padmabhushan Rajeshwar Shastri Dravid Sanskrit

Non- Hindi writers writing in Hindi

No. Name
1. Shri Manmathnath Gupta Bangla
2. Shri Santram B.A. Punjabi
3. Shri Motilal Jotwani Sindhi
4. Shri Siddhanath Pant Kannad
5. Shri Rajanikant Chakravarti Assamese
6. Dr. Prahlad Pradhan Oriya
7. Dr. Prabhakar Machave Marathi
8. Shri R. Vilinathan Tamil
9. Shri M. Satyanarayan Telugu
10. Shri Prithvinath 'Pushpa' Kashmiri
11. Dr. Vishwanath Iyer Malayalam
12 Shri Shankardev Vidyalankar Gujarati

Writers honoured for their special works

No. Name
1. Pt. Nandkumar Awasthi For Transcribing Quran Sharif in Devanagri.
2. Shri Basheer Ahmed Mayookh For Hindi Translation of the Vedas.
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