World Hindi Conference concludes in Fiji

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The 12th World Hindi Conference concluded on 17 February in Nadi, Fiji. It was held from 15 to 17th February.

An overview of the news

  • Fiji's Deputy Prime Minister Biman Prasad, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra addressed the closing ceremony.

  • The three-day conference was organised by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with the Government of Fiji.

  • The main theme of the conference was "Hindi - Traditional Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence".

  • In addition to the theme-based plenary sessions, 10 parallel sessions were held.

  • Representatives of 50 countries participated in the World Hindi Conference.

  • The conference was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar along with Fijian Prime Minister Sitwini Rabuka.

  • This program 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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