Visakhapatnam, Dec 29, 2016: The fourth International Hindi Conference will be held from January 6 to 8, 2017, in the port city of Visakhapatnam. The main motive of the conference is to bridge the gap between experts of the language in India and abroad. It will be inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan. Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will also be present at the conference.
It is jointly arranged by the Hindi Sangam Foundation, (New Jersey and New Delhi) and Lok Nayak Foundation of Visakhapatnam. This is the first time the conference is taking place outside the USA.
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According to PTI reports, former MP and organising committee chairman Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad said that around 200 Hindi scholars and professionals from around the world are expected to join the conference. Many leading Hindi scholars from US universities, including New York University, Columbia, Duke, City University of New York, Pace and Pennsylvania State University, would attend the conference along with academicians from all over India.
The theme of the conference hosted by Gitam University on its campus at Rishikonda is “Teaching Hindi to Other Language Speakers: Pedagogical Perspectives, Language Planning and Program Development.”
Famous Hindi scholar and author, Prasad said, “The conference will be a unique forum for dialogue among Hindi scholars and administrators and will allow for partnerships and project collaborations with the goal to expand, enrich and further promote Hindi education.”
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The Padma Bhushan awardee also mentioned, “This conference is the result of a new initiative introduced in the field of Hindi education that aims to create a bridge between the pedagogical experts of the language in India and the pedagogical experts and instructors in the US and the rest of the world, where Hindi is taught as a heritage language as well as a foreign language.”
This conference is surely an interesting initiative in the field of Hindi language. It will not only help the language reach a bigger global acceptance but also help India connect with the rest of the world through the appeal of a rich language like Hindi. This conference also successfully brings the most respected faces in the field of the language under one roof.
– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang
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