10th World Hindi Conference (WHC)
A commemorative postage stamp on the 10th World Hindi Conference, Bhopal, organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 10, 2015
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to release a commemorative postage stamp on the 10th World Hindi Conference, 2015.
Design : In order to select a suitable logo for the 10th World Hindi Conference, a logo design competition was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs carrying a prize amount of Rs. 50,000/-. With the help of the Logo Selection Committee, a suitable logo for Conference was selected. The stamp design is based on the logo of the 10th World Hindi Conference.
Stamp/FDC/Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.51 Million (10 Thousand for the proponent)
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- The tradition of the World Hindi Conferences began with the first conference having been organized in Nagpur in 1975. Since then, these conferences have achieved a global profile and momentum of their own. The subsequent nine World Hindi Conferences were organized in different world cities, namely, twice in Port Louis (Mauritius), twice in India, Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), London (UK), Paramaribo (Suriname), New York (USA) and Johannesburg (South Africa). These Conferences have always attracted a galaxy of renowned scholars and followers of Hindi.
- The 10th World Hindi Conference (WHC) is being organized from 10-12 September 2015 in the city of Bhopal by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The Conference will be inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and people from across the world are expected to be part of this function. The decision to organize the 10th edition of the Conference in India was taken at the 9th World Hindi Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September, 2012.
- The theme for the first four such Conferences was Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam. The theme for the Fifth World Hindi Conference held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 04-08 April, 1996 was Apravaasi Bharateeya Aur Hindi. The Sixth World Hindi Conference was held in London, U.K. from 14-18 September, 1999 on the theme Hindi Aur Bhavee Peerhee. The theme for the Seventh World Hindi Conference held in Paramaribo, Suriname from 06-09 June, 2003 was Vishwa Hindi: Nai Shatabdi Ki Chunoutiyan. The Eighth World Hindi Conference was held in New York, America from 13-15 July, 2007 where the theme was Vishwa Manch Par Hindi. The theme for the Ninth World Hindi Conference was Bhasha ki Asmita Aur Hindi Ka Vaishvik Sandarbh.
- During the 10th World Hindi Conference deliberations on a series of contemporary issues and subjects, and, on ways of expanding the horizon and common use of Hindi in the areas of science and technology, Information Technology, Administration and foreign policy, law, media etc. are scheduled to take place. The main theme of the Conference is “Hindi Jagat: Vistar avm sambhavnai”. The conference would also have academic sessions running in parallel on identified themes.
- The venue of the Conference is “Lal Parade Ground”, Bhopal. The State Government of Madhya Pradesh is the local organizer for the Conference.
- During the Conference, there will be evening cultural programmes organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh. A Kavi Sammelan will also be organized during the event. The cultural programmes and the Kavi Sammelan will be coordinated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
- A daily news letter (Sammelan Samachar), a Sammelan Smarika and a Conference Report on discussions held during the academic sessions and their recommendations would also be published. The daily Sammelan Samachar will be brought out by Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita avam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal while the Conference Report will be published by Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha. The Indian Council of Cultural Relations will bring out a special issue of “Gagananchal” dedicated to the Conference.
- In keeping with the past practice, Hindi scholars from India and other countries would be honoured for their distinguished service in the field of Hindi.
- Text : Based on the material provided by proponent.