12th World Hindi Conference to be held in Fiji

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The three-day 12th World Hindi Conference will be held in Fiji from February 15.

An overview of the news

  • The conference is being organised by the Ministry of External Affairs of India in collaboration with the Government of Fiji.

  • The main theme of the conference is "Hindi - Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence'. 

  • The Conference will be inaugurated by Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka along with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. 

  • Apart from one plenary session based on the main theme, 10 parallel sessions will be held.

  • Representatives of 50 countries are likely to participate in the World Hindi Conference.

  • The event will be used to promote Hindi as a global language.

World Hindi Conference

  • The first World Hindi Conference was held in Nagpur in 1975 to popularise Hindi as a global language. At that time Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India.

  • 11th World Hindi Conference was held at Port Louis, Mauritius between 18-20 August' 2018.

Hindi Diwas

  • Every year 14 September is observed as Hindi Diwas in India. 

  • On this day in 1949 the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of the country.

Republic of Fiji 

  • It is an archipelago consisting of around 300 islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

  • Capital: Suva 

  • Currency: Fijian Dollar 

  • Prime Minister: Sitiveni Rabuka

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