Monday, August 10, 2015

Commemorative postage stamp on 10th WORLD HINDI CONFERENCE will be released on 10.9.2015

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.

The tradition of the World Hindi Conferences began with the first conference having been organized in Nagpur in 1975. Since then, these conferences have achieved a global profile and momentum of their own. The subsequent nine World Hindi Conferences were organized in different world cities, namely, twice in Port Louis (Mauritius), twice in India, Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), London (UK), Paramaribo (Suriname), New York (USA) and Johannesburg (South Africa). These Conferences have always attracted a galaxy of renowned scholars and followers of Hindi.
The 10th World Hindi Conference would deliberate on a series of contemporary issues and subjects and would discuss ways of expanding the horizon and common use of Hindi in the areas of science and technology, Information Technology, Administration and foreign policy, law, media etc. The main theme of the Conference is "Hindi Jagat: Vistar avm sambhavnai”. The conference would also have academic sessions running in parallel on identified themes.

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.

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

There are special exhibitions at display at the Conference Venue. At the exhibition arena, there is a separate area where release of Hindi books and magazines will go on simultaneously.

During the Conference, evening cultural programmes are being organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Department of Culture, Government. Madhya Pradesh. A kavi Sammelan is organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi.

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 is being 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 has brought out a special issue of "Gagananchal” dedicated to the Conference.
In keeping with the past practice, Hindi scholars from India and other countries are being honoured for their distinguished services 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 for all relevant information.

The registration for participation in 10th World Hindi Conference is mandatory for all participants, including official delegates and invited guests and is only through online process. The participant has to fill the particulars online and also to upload his/her photograph and signature by logging on to The provision of sending hard copy of the registration form by the participants has been done away with. The participants are, therefore, advised not to send hard copy of the registration form, once completed, to the Organizers.

All participants are required to pay registration fee, except the members of various Committees, members of the Sub-Committees, Scholars to be honoured, official media, members of Hindi Advisory Committee on Ministry of External Affairs, official delegations nominated by other Governments, delegations from the Parliament / State Assemblies and foreign invited guests.

DOP is releasing commemorative postage stamp on this event on 10th September, 2015 at Bhopal.

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