Second World Hindi Conference (Mauritius)

Second World Hindi Conference
Dates 28-30 August, 1976
Venue Port Louis, Mauritius
Organizer Chairperson of the National Organization Committee, Dr. Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius,
Motto 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbhkam'
Leader of the Delegation A delegation of 23 members from India, under the leadership of Dr. Karan Singh, Minister for Health and Family Planning participated in the conference.
Inaugural Ceremony
Inauguration of the Conference 28 August 1976
Chairperson Dr. Karan Singh, Minister for Health and Family Planning, India
Welcome Speech Shri Dayanand Basantrai, Minister for Youth and Sports, Mauritius
Other Speakers Anant Gopal Shevde, General Secretary, First World Hindi Conference
Vote of thanks Dr. Rejis Shapro, Minister for Education and Culture, Mauritius.
Closing Ceremony
Organized on 30 August, 1976
Chairperson Dr. Karan Singh, Minister for Health and Family Planning, India
Other Speakers
  • Dr. Nicole Balbir, France
  • Dr. Luthar Lutse, Germany
  • Father Camille Bulke
  • Shri Amritlal Nagar
  • Shri Dayanand Basantrai, Minister for Youth and Sports, Mauritius.
Vote of thanks Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius,
Academic Sessions During the conference, plenary sessions were organized on the following four subjects:
  • 'Hindi Ki Antarrashtriya Sthithi, Shaili Aur Swarup"
  • "Jansanchar Ke Sadhan Aur Hindi"
  • "Hindi Ke Prachar Mein Swaichhik Sansthaon Ki Bhumika"
  • "Vishwa Mein Hindi Ke Pathan-Pathan Ki Samasya "
Exhibition An exhibition on books and art was organized. All the books that were exhibited in the books exhibition were gifted to the Mahatma Gandhi Sansthan, after the conference.

Cultural Programme

Presentation by Bharatiya Kala KendraPresentation by Mahatma Gandhi Sansthan, Mauritius"Avm Inderjit" drama by Youth and Sports, Ministry, MauritiusKavi Sammelan

Delegates from other countries

181 delegates from 17 countries participated in the conference

Other Highlights

  • Three postage stamps of Mauritius were released.
  • A grand programme was organized on 31 August, 1976 in the memory of Indian migrants.
  • Foundation stone of the Building of the Sanatan Dharam Mandir Sangh, was laid by Dr. Karan Singh on 31 August, 1976 at Immigration Square, Port Louis.
  • Release of third part of the 'Tulsi Granthawali', published by Nagari Pracharini Sabha.
  • Inauguration of the "Triveni Building' at Bobose on 30 August by the Prime Minister of Mauritius.

Resolutions Passed in the Second World Hindi Conference

  • A Vishwa Hindi Kendra may be set up in Mauritius to coordinate Hindi related activities in the world
  • 2. An international magazine should be brought out which may create an atmosphere through the language conducive to make a person a global citizen
  • 3. The resolution passed in the 1st World Hindi Conference was reiterated which called for efforts to get Hindi recognized as one of the official languages of the UN
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