Media Launch of Official Website

The 10th World Hindi Conference (WHC) is being organized from 10-12 September 2015 in the city of Bhopal by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The decision to organize the 10th edition of the Conference in India was taken at the 9th World Hindi Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2012.

By way of background, the first World Hindi Conference was held in 1975 in Nagpur, India. Since then, nine such Conferences have been held all over the globe.

Details of the previous nine Conferences held so far are as follows:

No. Conference Location Year
1. First World Hindi Conference Nagpur, India 10-12 January, 1975
2. Second World Hindi Conference Port Louis, Mauritius 28-30 August, 1976
3. Third World Hindi Conference New Delhi, India 28-30 October, 1983
4. Fourth World Hindi Conference Port Louis, Mauritius 02-04 December, 1993
5. Fifth World Hindi Conference Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 04-08 April, 1996
6. Sixth World Hindi Conference London, U.K. 14-18 September,1999
7. Seventh World Hindi Conference Paramaribo, Suriname 06-09 June, 2003
8. Eighth World Hindi Conference New York, America 13-15 July, 2007
9. Ninth World Hindi Conference Johannesburg, South Africa 22-24 September, 2012

Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal Ministry for the 10th World Hindi Conference. The partner State is Madhya Pradesh.

In order to deliberate on various aspects relating to the Conference, three key Committees– Advisory, Management and Programme have been constituted. Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs is the Chairperson of the Advisory and Programme Committees while Gen. (Retd) Dr. V. K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs is the Chairman of the Management Committee.

In Bhopal, the State Government of Madhya Pradesh is the local organizer for the Conference and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the Chief Patron. Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita avam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal is the partner organization for the Conference.

The main theme of the Conference is "Hindi Jagat: Vistar avm sambhavnai".

The venue of the Conference is "Lal Parade Ground", Bhopal.

There will be special exhibitions at display at the Conference Venue. At the exhibition venue, there will also be a separate area designated for book releases where release of Hindi books and magazines will go on simultaneously.

During the Conference, there will be evening cultural programmes organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Department of Culture, Government. Madhya Pradesh. A kavi Sammelan will be organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi. The cultural programmes and the Kavi Sammelan will be coordinated by the Indian Council for Cultural relations.

A daily news letter (Sammelan Samachar), a Sammelan Smarika and a Conference Report on discussions held during the academic sessions and their recommendations would also be published. The daily Sammelan Samachar will be brought out by Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita avam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal while the conference report will be published by Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha. The Indian Council of Cultural Relations will bring out a special issue of "Gagananchal” dedicated to the Conference.

In keeping with the past practice, Hindi scholars from India and other countries would be honoured for their distinguished service in the field of Hindi.

In order to select a suitable "Logo" for the 10th world Hindi Conference, a "Logo" design competition was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs carrying a prize amount of Rs.50,000/-. With the help of the "Logo" Selection Committee, a suitable "Logo" for Conference was selected.

An official website has been developed for the Conference which can be visited at www.vishwahindisammelan.gov.in for all relevant information.

The website was formally launched by the Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj on 16th May, 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Winner of the "Logo" design competition Ms. Khyati Gupta from Bangalore was awarded the prize money by the Hon’ble External Affairs Minister.

For Conference related enquiries, important contacts and coordinates are as folows :

In New Delhi, India

Shri Mridul Kumar,
Joint Secretary (Hindi & Sanskrit)
Room 80, South Block,
Ministry of External Affairs
Phone: 011-2301 3161,
Fax: 011-23794138
Email:jshindi@mea.gov.in

Conference Secretariat in New Delhi

Room No 3056
Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhavan,
(Opposite National Museum)
Ministry of External Affairs
New Delhi
Phone: 011- 49015296, 49015297
Fax: 011- 49015124
Email:crdelhi-10whc@mea.gov.in

Shri Rajesh Vaishnaw (Control Room In-charge)
Joint Secretary (Hindi & Sanskrit)

In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Shri Ajatshatru Shrivastava
Culture Commissioner
Phone: 0755- 2770598
Fax: 0755- 2770597
Email:vhs2015mp@gmail.com

Conference Secretariat in Bhopal

Media Centre
Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita avam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya
B 38, Vikas Bhavan, Press Complex, MP Nagar, Zone 1
Bhopal
Phone/Fax: 0755-2554910
Fax 0755-2553441
Email:crbhopal-10whc@mea.gov.in

Shri Ashok Kumar (Control room In charge),
Director, Ministry of External Affairs
Shri Pankaj Mishra, Assistant Registrar

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