During the 12th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan which is held in Nadia, Fiji, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasized promoting the Hindi language across the world.
“In events like World Hindi Conference, it is natural that our focus should be on various aspects of the Hindi language, its global use, and its dissemination. We will discuss issues like the status of Hindi in Fiji, the Pacific region and indentured countries,” said Jaishankar.
In addition, he also said the era of aping western language and traditions is over. The Minister said at the 12th World Hindi Conference, “The era when we equated progress & modernity with westernization is behind us. Many such languages and traditions which were suppressed during the colonial era are again raising their voice on the global stage.”
Furthermore he also said that it is necessary that the world should be aware about all cultures and societies. He inaugurated the conference in Nadi, wherein Fiji’s President, Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere was also present.
The conference will be co-hosted by the GOI and Fiji from February15 to 17 in Nadi. It is Jaishankar’s first visit to Fiji. In a statement, Jaishankar thanked the government as he said, “It’s a great pleasure to join you all for the inauguration of the 12th World Hindi Conference. I thank the Govt of Fiji for being our collaborative partner in this regard. It’s also an opportunity for many of us to visit Fiji and promote our long-standing relationship.”
In addition, Jaishankar along with Fiji’s President, Ratu released a postal stamp and launched 6 books at the 12th World Hindi Conference in Nadi.