Ninth World Hindi Conference ( South Africa )

Ninth World Hindi Conference
Dates 22-24 September. 2012
Place Johhanesburg, South Africa
Organisers The conference was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs. Hindi Shiksha Sangh, South Africa was the partner organization
Theme Bhasha Ki Asmitha Aur Hindi Ka Vaishvik Sandarbh”
Official Delegation and its leader The official Indian comprising of some 180 members was led by Minister of State for External Affairs, Smt. Preneet Kaur.
Chief Guest H.E Mr. Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa
Distinguished Guest H.E Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee, Minister of Art & Culture, Mauritius
Academic Sessions
  • Mahatma Gandhi Ki Bhasha Drishti Aur Vartman Ka Sandarbh
  • Africa Mein Hindi Shikshan- Yuvao Ka Yogdan
  • Soochna Praudhaugiki- Devnagari Lipi aur Hindi ka Samarthay
  • Hindi Ke Vikas me videshi/pravasi lekhkon ki bhumika
  • Loktantra arur media ki bhasha ke roop me Hindi
  • Gyan Vigyan aur rojgar ki bhasha ke roop me Hindi
  • Videsh Me Bharat-Bharatiy Grantho ki bhumika
  • Hindi-Film, Rangmanch aur manch ki bhasha
  • Hindi ke prachar prasar me anuvad ki bhumika
Academic Session-1 Mahatma Gandhi Ki Bhasha Drishti Aur Vartman Ka Sandarbh
Chairperson Sh. Vibhutinarayan Rai
Moderator Sh. Harjendra Chaudhary
Special Guest & Keynote Speaker Sh. Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari
Other Speakers
  • Sh. Madhukar Upadhyay
  • Prof. Krishna Dutt Paliwal
  • Dr. Vijay Bahadur Singh
  • Prof. Nand Kishore Acharya
  • Prof. Ram Bhajan Sitaram(S.A)
Academic Session-2 Africa Me Hindi Shikshan- Yuvao Ka Yogdan
Chairperson Dr. Vimlesh Kanti Verma
Moderator Dr. Usha Shukla, S.A
Keynote Speaker Ms Malti Rambali, S.A
Special Guest Sh. Raghunandan Sharma, MP
Other Speakers
  • Smt. Sarita Budhoo
  • Sh. Satyadev Tenger
  • Sh. Narayan Kumar
  • Dr. Veena Lakshaman
Academic Session-3 Soochna Praudhaugiki- Devnagari Lipi aur Hindi ka samarthay
Chairperson Dr. Ashok Chakradhar
Moderator Sh. Balendu Dadhich
Keynote Speaker Sh. Om Vikas
Special Guest Ms. Alka Balram Kshatriya, MP
Other Speakers
  • Sh. Jagdeep Singh Dangi
  • Sh. Mahesh Kulkarni
  • Sh. R. Surendran
  • h. Parmanand Panchal
Academic Session-4 Hindi Ke Vikas me videshi/pravasi lekhako ki bhumika
Chairperson Dr. Gopeshwar Singh
Moderator Dr. Kamal Kishor Goenka
Keynote Speaker Sh. Bharat Bhardwaj
Special Guest Sh. Kishan Bhai Patel, MP
Other Speakers
  • Sh. Rakesh Pandey
  • Sh. Dinesh Kumar Shukl
  • Dr. Usha Desai
  • Dr. Soma Bandhopadhay
  • Dr. Kedar Mandal
  • Sh. Shambhu Gupt
Academic Session-5 Loktantra Aur Media ki bhasha ke roop me Hindi
Chairperson Sh. Shashi Shekhar
Moderator Sh. Sanjiv
Keynote Speaker Dr. Ravindra Kalia
Special Guest Sh. Manishankar Ayyar, MP
Other Speakers
  • Prof. Shambhunath
  • Sh. Akhilesh
  • Sh. Kamlesh Jain
  • Sh. Qurban Ali
  • Sh. Fakir Hasan
Academic Session-6 Gyan Vigyan aur rojgar ki bhasha ke roop me Hindi
Chairperson Prof. Zabir Hussain
Moderator Sh. Muhammad Aarif
Keynote Speaker Smt. Chitra Mudgal
Other Speakers
  • Smt. Mamta Kalia
  • Prof. R.S.Saraju
  • Sh. Ravi Chaturvedi
  • Sh. Upendra Kumar
  • Smt. Shiva Srivastava
  • Sh. Muhammad Kunju Metharu
Academic Session-7 Videsh Me Bharat- Bharatiya Grantho Ki Bhumika
Chairperson Dr. Ratnakar Pandey
Moderator Dr. Rameshwar Rai
Keynote Speaker Sh. Narendra Kohli
Special Guest Dr. Prasana Kumar Pathsani, MP
Other Speakers
  • Sh. Anant Ram Tripathi
  • Smt. Shanta Bai
  • Prof. Manager Pandey
  • Sh. Doodh Nath Singh
  • Dr. Usha Shukla
Academic Session-8 Hindi-Film, Ranmanch aur manch ki bhasha
Chairperson Dr. Prabhakar Kshatriy
Moderator Dr. Badri Narayan
Keynote Speaker Sh. Prayag Shukla
Other Speakers
  • Sh. Giridhar Rathi
  • Prof. Ashagar Wazahat
  • Sh. Hrishkesh Sullabh
  • Smt. Bhawani Preetipal
Academic Session-9 Hindi Ke prachar-prasar me anuvad ki bhumika
Chairperson Prof. Ganga Prasad Vimal
Moderator Dr. Rajendra Prasad Mishra
Keynote Speaker Dr. Indranath Chaudhary
Special Guest Dr. Kailash Chandra Pant
Other Speakers
  • Smt. Mridula Sinha
  • Smt. Rita Rani Paliwal
  • Dr. Om Prakash Valmiki
  • Dr. Dhruv Pandey

Resolutions Passed in the Ninth World Hindi Conference

  • The 9th World Hindi Conference was organized in Johannesburg, South Africa from 22-24 September, 2012. Organization of the conference in South Africa reflects historic, strong and growing relationship of India and it's people, with not only South Africa but the entire region of Africa. This is also a tribute from the global community of Hindi lovers to Mahatma Gandhi's association with the country.
  • The conference expressed its gratitude to Dr. Nelson Mandela, the great leader of the South Africa who imbibed the eternal principles of peace, non-violence and justice propounded by Mahatma Gandhi, who showed the way to an honourable life to the people of not only his own country but the entire humanity.

The 9th World Hindi Conference, which was attended by Hindi scholars, litterateurs and Hindi lovers from all over the world, underlined the following issues:

  • Gandhi's linguistics vision has a fundamental contribution to the growing globalization of Hindi.
  • The idea of setting up the World Hindi Secretariat was conceived at the first World Hindi Conference. This Conference appreciates the efforts and support of the Govt. of India and Govt. of Mauritius for realizing this idea by setting up the Secretariat in Mauritius.
  • The Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalya is also an outcome of the decisions adopted by the World Hindi Conference. This University is doing a commendable job in promotion and propagation of Hindi as also in developing appropriate modern teaching tools.
  • The Conference also appreciates the work being done by the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan for developing appropriate syllabus and by conducting classes for foreigners as wells as for Indian student from non Hindi speaking regions, and thus promoting and propagating Hindi.
  • The Conference also appreciates the work being done by the electronic and print media especially Hindi media, films and theatre who are taking knowledge at the door steps through the media of Hindi.
  • It appreciates the work being done by Hindi Shiksha Sangha and other organizations in South Africa for Hindi teaching and for promotion of Hindi. It expresses its gratitude to them for their support to Hindi.
  • The interest of the youth in Hindi is increasing which is also a part of role being played by development of IT tools as well as Hindi films, electronic media and social media. It is also a result of linking Hindi language to trade, commerce and the market.
  • The foreign students are learning Hindi for reasons other than their interest in Hindi language, literature and Indian culture which proves its relevance and importance in the global context.
  • The role of Pravasi writers in the promotion of Hindi is also commendable.
  • A Samarika and a special issue of Ganganchal magazine were published on this occasion. The Conference commends the work of the editorial boards for the publication of this magazine.
  • A composite exhibition on Hindi language, literature, Information Technology and life and works of Mahatma Gandhi was put up on this occasion. All participants showed great interest in the exhibition. The conference appreciates the efforts of the organizers of the exhibition.
  • The cultural programmes performed by the artists of Indian Council of cultural relations and local artists of South Africa also greatly impressed the participants. The conference appreciates the organizers of these programmes.
  • A daily news bulletin was brought out on the various activities of the conference every day. It appreciates the efforts and the hard work put in by the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Vishwavidyalay for this.
  • The conference expresses its deep gratitude to the Government of South Africa for their support, cooperation, assistance for the conference due to which the conference could be organized successfully.

In view of the action taken as detailed above, the conference desires that:

  • The World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius may create a resource centre of database regarding Universities, Schools and Educational Institutions engaged in teaching Hindi in different countries.
  • The World Hindi Secretariat may also create a database regarding Hindi scholars, writers and the people engaged in promotion of Hindi worldwide.
  • In view of the compatibility of Hindi language with Information Technology the IT institutions may continue the important work of developing Hindi language related tools and all possible support should be given in realization of the subject.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha is authorized to prepare a standard syllabus for teaching Hindi to the foreigners.
  • In order to promote Hindi teaching in Africa and in view of the global environment, interest and aspiration of the youth, appropriate literature and books may be prepared.
  • Adequate software in Devanagari Lipi may also be developed so that Hindi speakers and lovers across the world may benefit from it.
  • In view of the importance of translation and in the context of its various dimentions there is need for research, appropriate action may be taken in this direction.
  • Thematic Regional Hindi Conferences are held in different countries in the interim period between the World Hindi Conferences. There objective is to address the problems faced in teaching and promotion of Hindi in the respective regions. Commending this effort the conference emphasized that this work should be encourage further.
  • There is a tradition to honour Indian and Foreign scholars during the World Hindi Conferences. In keeping with the prestige of the honour, the commendation should be given an appropriate nomenclature and called 'Vishwa Hindi Samman'.
  • Underlining the resolution passed in the previous World Hindi Conference the conference calls for ensuring a time bound action for getting Hindi recognize as one of the official languages of the United Nation.
  • As far as possible the interval between two World Hindi Conferences should be a maximum of three years. The 10th World Hindi Conference may be organized in India.

Scholars Honoured in the Ninth World Hindi Conference

Foreign Hindi Scholars

No. Name
1. Dr. Peter Gereard Friedlander Australia
2. Prof. Sergei Serebriany Russia
3. Dr. Dagmar Markova Checz
4. Prof. (Mr.)Marco Zolli Italy
5. Prof. Liu Anwu China
6. Dr. Sarita Boodhoo Mauritius
7. Shri Bumroong Kham – Ek Thailand
8. Prof. Upul Ranjith Hewatanagamage Srilanka
9. Ms. Vanya Georgieva Gancheva Bulgaria
10. Shri Zabiullah "Fikry" Afghanistan
11. Shri Bholanath Narain Suriname
12. Ms. Kateryna Valerieva Dovbnya Ukraine
13. Dr. Krishan Kumar U.K
14. Prof. Indu Prakash Pandey Germany
15. Dr. Barbara Lotz Germany
16. Shri Suttyhudeo Tengur Mauritius
17. Prof. Hideaki Ishida Japan
18. Shri Vijay Rana U.K
19. Dr. Ved Prakash Baduk U.S
20. Dr. Tomoko Kikuchi Japan

Indian Hindi Scholars

No. Name
1. Prof. S. Shesharatnam
2. Shri Balkavi Bairagi
3. Shri Madhukar Upadhayay
4. Shri Himanshu Joshi
5. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Mishra
6. Shri Kailashchandra Pant
7. Shri M. Piyong Tezman "Jamir"
8. Prof. C.E. Jinni
9. Dr. Ram Gopal Sharma "Dinesh"
10. Prof. Zabir Hussain
11. Prof. Madhusudan Tripathi
12. Shri Gyan Prakash Chaturvedi
13. Prof. B.Y. Lalithamba
14. Ms. Usha Ganguly
15. Dr. K. Vanaja
16. Dr. Girijashankar Trivedi
17. Shri Harivansh
18. Prof. Y. Laxmi Prasad
19. Shri Jiya Lal Arya
20. Shri Gopal Dass Niraj
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