The 12th World Hindi Conference began in Nadi, Fiji.
Representatives from 50 countries around the world are participating.
10 themes have been kept which will make Hindi more relevant.
Suva. The 12th World Hindi Conference has started in Fiji’s tourist destination Nadi. Representatives of 50 countries including India are participating in this conference which will run from 15 to 17 February. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, Minister of State for External Affairs Muraleedharan, Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, a large delegation of India including several MPs is participating in it. Jaishankar and Fiji’s PM S. Rabuka inaugurated it on Wednesday.
The reception which started at Nadi airport continued till Hotel Sheraton. While a group of local people were welcoming on the tune of guitar, the people of Fiji in traditional costumes were expressing their affinity by speaking Hindi. On the way from the airport to the hotel the guide rightly said that Fijians are the happiest people in the world. When rice, lentils, potato brinjal curry and chicken curry were found on the dinner table, it became clear that even though generations have passed, India’s traditions are alive.
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If we look at the relations between India and Fiji, it becomes clear that how much importance PM Modi has given to it. In the year 2014, PM had started a platform named Forum for India Pacific Island Corporation during his historic visit. Under this, mutual cooperation between India and 14 countries of the Pacific Ocean started. At the time of the COP 26 meeting in Glasgow in 2021, another forum named Infrastructure for Resilient Island States was formed with Fiji and other countries. Whether it was the disaster of Cyclone Winston and Vasa in 2021 on Fiji or the hit of Corona, India was the first to help.
In the year 2023, not only 75 years of India-Fiji relations have been completed, but the World Hindi Conference is also being celebrated in Fiji. In this conference, there will be a discussion on Artificial Intelligence from the traditional knowledge of Hindi, as well as discussion on IT and Hindi of the 21st century. Ten such themes have been kept which will make Hindi more relevant in the fast changing world.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 15, 2023, 10:11 IST