The Nehru Centre, London, has organised a 'Hindi Kavi Sammelan' (symposium of poets and writers) in association with Sangam, UK and the Rashtriya Kavi Sangam of India. The purpose of this 'Kavi Sammelan' is to commemorate the World Hindi Day and promote Hindi and Indian literature.
Rashtriya Kavi Sangam is one of India's most respected and popular associations of Hindi poets and writers. And Sangam is a social and cultural organisation created for the Indian community in the UK, with an aim to promote Indian culture and language in the country.
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Highly accomplished and respected Hindi poets and writers from across the UK will take part in this event. Some of the participants include Nandita Sahu (HCI), Tejendra Sharma MBE, Indu Barot, Ravi Sharma, Shikha Varshney, Ashish Mishra, Gyan Sharma, Tithi Dani, Ajay Tripathi (Birmingham), Nikhil Kaushik (Welsh), and Astha Deo.
The Nehru Centre will host the literary meet on Friday, January 13, 2023, from 6 PM onwards.
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World Hindi Day is observed on January 10 every year, marking the day when Hindi was first spoken in the UNGA in 1949. With about 600 million speakers globally, Hindi is the world's third most widely spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and English.
The very first World Hindi Day was celebrated on January 10, 2006. Celebrations around this day take place in Indian embassies and cultural centres all over the world. Although the day is celebrated differently in different parts of the world, the main focus stays on highlighting the Hindi language, Indian culture and also India's linguistic and cultural diversity. Diaspora takes part in these celebrations showcasing cultural programs, seminars, debates and much more with great enthusiasm.
This year, in partnership with the Government of Fiji, India will also host the 12th World Hindi Conference in Fiji from February 15-17. The conference's main theme in 2023 is 'Hindi: Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence'. The conference will be held at the Denarau Island Convention Center in Nadi, Fiji.