More than 1200 Hindi language experts will converge at Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort in Nadi this week.
They are here for the 12th World Hindi Conference, organised by India’s Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with the Fiji Government.
Neeraj Chadha, Multi Property Vice President at Marriott International said, “We are delighted to welcome the prestigious World Hindi Conference to Sheraton Resorts Fiji and have it held at our very own state-of-the-art Denarau Island Convention Centre, the largest convention space in the South Pacific Islands. We all look forward to hosting this important cultural exploration of the world’s third most widely spoken language.”
The theme of the conference for 2023 is ‘Hindi – Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence’.
During the Conference, Hindi scholars from India and other countries will be honoured with “Vishwa Hindi Samman” for their special contribution in the field of Hindi.
Several exhibitions related to the development of Hindi language will be organised at the conference venue. Cultural programmes and Kavi Sammelan is also planned to be organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
A special issue of “Gagananchal” will be brought out by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations which will be dedicated to the Conference. Similarly, other academic and linguistic organisations will be publishing special editions of Hindi publications.
Attendees will discuss Hindi in indentured countries, as well as Fiji and the Pacific Region. Information Technology, Hindi of 21st Century and what the Media and world’s perception of Hindi is, will also be highlighted.