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19 November 2017 21:23 PM

Hindi Sangam Foundation delegation meets Venkaiah Naidu

New York: ​A delegation ​of Hindi Sangam Foundation led by its President Ashok Ojha met Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu  at the residence of the Vice President on September 2,  to apprise him with the activities of the Foundation in India and USA. 

Foundation General Secretary Yaseen Ansari introduced the members of the delegation to the Vice President which included office bearers Laxmi Kumar and Mrs. Hema Ashok Ojha. After the formal introduction Foundation president Ashok Ojha presented an overview of the activities undertaken by the foundation in India and USA. Ojha sought the blessings of the Vice President for the success of the forthcoming International Hindi Conference scheduled to be held on September 15th at Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University, Delhi.

“The conference aims at engaging Hindi teachers, research scholars and emerging teachers of Hindi in uplifting teaching techniques to international standards. The key note speaker of the conference is Professor Gabriela Nik Ilieva, Hindi professor at New York University, who will conduct a workshop for Hindi teachers and scholars at the conference," he said adding that a number of Hindi scholars from different parts of India will present their research papers at the conference.

The International Hindi Conference is cosponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Ojha explained that Hindi Sangam Foundation has been organizing International Hindi Conferences in USA since 2014 in collaboration with the Consulate General of India in New York. Padma Bhushan Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagaddda, Chairperson of the foundation, guided the organization to work for promotion of Hindi in the regions of India where Hindi is not spoken as a primary language. To meet that goal the Fourth International Hindi Conference was held in Vishakhapatnam from January 6 to 8, 2017 at the premises of GITAM University, Rishikonda, Vishakhapatnam. The conference was attended by hundreds of Hindi scholars and enthusiasts from various Universities in India, USA, Mauritius and other parts of the world. The conference unanimously resolved that Hindi Centers be launched for promotion of Hindi teaching in various parts of the world.

Hindi Sangam Foundation expressed its commitment managing such a center in New Jersey, USA. Ojha said that the foundation planned to organize nationwide conferences in India with the guidance of the Vice President Naidu. 

The Vice President attentively listened to the overview and expressed his support for the cause of Hindi and initiatives by Hindi Sangam Foundation.

Update: 09 Sep, 2017

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