The first World Hindi Conference was held in Nagpur,india in 1975. It was done to promote the language and spread it around the world. Article 343 to article 351 of Indian constitution states that Hindi should be promoted as a language and the central government is responsible for its funding. Originally our constitution makers, under the able leadership of B.R Ambedkar, had planned that eventually Hindi will be India’s national language and all official work will be done in devnagri script. But the southern states of india protested as Hindi was a language they were not accustomed with. Therefore the previous plan for Hindi taking over english was abandoned and even today after 65 years of republic we still use english as our first language.
This year the conference was held in Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh(M.P). This venue was decided in 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa where the 9th Conference was held. Ministry of external affairs took charge of this mega event along with the government of M.P. The Motilal Nehru Police Parade Ground was the set stadium for the conference which was held from 10th to 12th september 2015. Scholars and laureates of Hindi from every part of this planet were encouraged to be a part of this summit.
Honourable prime minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi inaugurated the conference and talked about promotion of the language and how Hindi has flourished in recent times. The main theme of the Conference was “Hindi Jagat: Vistar avm sambhavnai”. Logo making and essay writing competitions were held throughout the state and country by different institutions.
A contemporary of twitter in hindi was launched named “Mooshak” where the character limit has been set as 500 words.
The link for the official website has been given below.