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World Hindi Conference begins with homage to
World Hindi Conference begins with homage to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee


Port Louis. The 11th World Hindi Conference begins in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius; External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the inaugural session of the 3-day conference; exhorts world community to contribute in promotion of Hindi language.

In the beginning of the conference a two-minute silence was observed to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Inaugurating the conference Prime Minister of Mauritius Praveen Kumar Jagannath said that with the passing away of Vajpayee ji a great son of India and a dear friend to Mauritius has been lost.

He said that Mr. Vajpayee will be remembered as a master orator, a global thinker, “Deshbhakata” and “Deshsewak”.

PM Jagannath also said that Mr. Vajpayee’s love for Hindi language, ability to craft words and unique manner to address instills hopes in millions of people. He said that 11th World Hindi Conference could not be a better tribute to Shri Vajpayee.

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announces to name Mauritius cyber tower, which Atalji had contributed to set up, as Atal Bihari Vajpayee tower.

Meanwhile, in her opening statement External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that with this conference Hindi representatives from across the globe paying tribute to Mr. Vajpayee. She said that Vajpayee ji was exponent of Hindi who established Hindi at international level by first time addressing the United Nations in Hindi.

Mauritius Prime Minister and Swaraj also released a souvenir and two postal stamps on 11th World Hindi Conference.

Goa's Governor Mridula Sinha West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi and many ministers from India are also attending the conference.

After the inauguration session a condolence meeting will be held in the memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In the afternoon sessions delegates from 20 countries including India will deliberate on eight sub topics related to "Hindi World and Indian Culture". More than 2,000 delegates attending the three day conference.
(updated on August 18th, 2018)