The fourth International Hindi Conference will be held in the port city Visakhapatnam from January 6 to 8 at GITAM University, Gandhi Nagar Campus. The main aim of the conference is building a bridge between experts of the language in India and abroad. The theme of the conference is Teaching Hindi “To Other Language Speakers: Pedagogical Perspectives, Language Planning and Program Development”.
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, Canada, England, Mauritius, Fiji, Caribbean, and the rest of the world where Hindi is taught as a heritage language as well as a foreign language.
This is the first time the conference is being held outside the USA and it is being jointly organized by the Hindi Sangam Foundation (New Jersey and New Delhi) and Lok Nayak Foundation of Visakhapatnam. The conference will be inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan. Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will attend the valedictory of the conference.
The conference will be a unique platform where Hindi scholars and administrators can share the dialogue and will allow for partnerships and project collaborations with the goal to expand, enrich and further promote Hindi education.
According to former MP and organizing committee chairman Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, over 200 Hindi scholars and professionals from around the world are expected to participate in 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 India.