9वाँ विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन                           विदेश मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार              Ninth World Hindi Conference

      जोहांसबर्ग (दक्षिण अफ्रीका)             Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India        Johannesburg [South Africa]

        22-24 सितम्बर, 2012                                                                        22-24 September, 2012

Archives - First World Hindi Conference


First World Hindi Conference


 10-12 January, 1975


Nagpur, India


Conference was organized under the aegis of Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha. Chairperson of the National Organization Committee of the conference was Shri B.D.Jatti., the Hon'ble Vice President of India.


"Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam".


The chief guest of the conference was Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius and leader of the Mauritian delegation.



Inaugural Ceremony


Conference was inaugurated on 10th January, 1975 by Smt. Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India.


The chief guest at the inauguration ceremony was Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius.


Shri Basantrao Naik, Chief Minister, Maharashtra



Kaka Saheb Kalelkar

Anant Gopal Shevade, General Secretary, World Hindi Conference

Shri Ashar Diliyon, Representative from UNESCO


Dr. Karan Singh, Union Health Minister of India.


Closing Ceremony


13 January, 1975


Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri B.D.Jatti.


Shri Kamalapati Tripathi, Union Transport Minister of India


Smt. Mahadevi Verma


Shri Kalicharan Panigrahi, Oriya Writer

Shri Bashir Ahmed Mayookh, Rajasthani Writer

Pro. Ram Panjwani, Sindhi Writer

Shri Phin Theesen, Representative from Denmark

Dr. Odonel Smekal, Czchekoslovakia

Father Camille Bulke

Maria Christof Bryski, Representative from Poland.


Shri Anant Gopal Shevade, General Secretary, World Hindi Conference.



Seven academic sessions were organized out of which two were plenary sessions and five were parallel sessions


1. Hindi Ki Antarrashtriya Sthithi

2. Vishwa Manav Ki Chetna, Bharat Aur Hindi

3. Aadhunik Yug aur Hindi: Aavashyaktain Aur



Plenary session on "Hindi Ki Antarrashtriya Sthithi


Three Parallel Sessions under " Vishwa Manav Ki Chetna, Bharat Aur Hindi"

A. Shashavat Mulyon Ki Khoj

B. Jan Sanchar Sadhano Ki Bhumika Aur

C. Vishwa Manav Ka Mulayagat Sankat Aur Bhasha Tatha Lekhan Ke Sandarbh Mein Yuva Pidi Ki Mansikta.


Three other parallel sessions under the subject 'Aadhunik Yug Aur Hindi: Aavashyaktain Aur Uplabdhiyan'

A. Prashna, Vidhi Aur Vidhai Karyon Ki Bhasha

B. Gyan Vigyan Ka Madhayam

C. Bhasha Shikshan Aur Sahayak Samagri



An exhibition was organized on the occasion. It was divided into Cultural Cell, Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity Cell, Lipi Expansion Cell Rashtra Bhasha Cell and Hindi books exhibition Cell.



                            Cultural Cell

Cultural exhibition was organized by the local        College of Art, which presented the cultural glimpses of Vedic to Nuclear Age.


                         Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity Cell

An exhibition was organized by the Directorate of     Audio Visual Publicity to showcase the efforts made by different departments of the Govt. of India for the propagation-promotion and development of Hindi.   About 20 departments and institutes of the Govt. of India participated in this.


                            Rashtrabhasha Cell


Glimpses of the works done by the Rashtrabhash Prachar Samiti, Wardha regarding the propagation of Hindi were shown.


                            Books Exhibition


About 4000 books of private publishers were exhibited by the All India Hindi Publishers Federation and National Books Trust.


Cultural Programme


"Ramleela" by Bharatiya Kala Kendra

"Meera" by Bharatiya Kala Kendra

1. Ballet by Bharatiya Kala Kendra based on the great poet Shri Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's "Urvarshi".

2. Music programme by the artists of All India Radio

3. Dramatization of Dr. Dharamveer Bharati's, "Andha yug", by the Artists of "Triveni" of Mauritius.

Antarrashtriya Kavi Goshthi.

This Kavi Goshthi was conducted by renowned poets Dr. Shiv Mangal Singh "Suman" and Shri Bal Kavi Bairagi.


Writers of Indian languages

Honoured                            15


Non-Hindi speaking Hindi

writers honoured                     12


Specially honoured Writers            2


122 delegates from 30 countries participated in the conference.

A special postage stamp was released on this occasion. Message sent by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave was read. Venue of the organization was named "Vishwa Hindi Nagar". Entrance gates were named as Tulsi, Meera, Sur, Kabir, Namdev and Raidas. 400 delegates participated from South India. A senior officer from UNESCO attended the conference and granted 6000 Dollars. On 14th January, Father Camille Bulke unveiled the statue of Saint Tulsidas and laid the foundation stone of Vishwa Hindi Vidhyapeeth in the premises of the Central Office of the Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha.







Revised: 07/31/12.