EAM Sushma Swaraj in Port Louis.
EAM Sushma Swaraj in Port Louis.

Hindi will strengthen world peace: Acting Pres of Mauritius

ANI | Updated: Aug 20, 2018 22:35 IST

Port Louis [Mauritius], August 20 (ANI): Addressing the concluding session of 11th World Hindi Conference in Port Louis , the Acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory said that the Hindi will strengthen world peace.
Vyapoory further said that the present state of Hindi is very encouraging and it will find rightful place in the United Nations as seventh recognised language.
Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence and Minister of Rodrigues of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth said that language and culture are not separate, hence language is essential to keep culture alive.
Jugnauth also said that Mauritius will do its level best to propagate and spread Hindi.
India's Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar thanked the participants, saying that Hindi is very popular in many parts of the world and it is silently moving ahead.
External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj, Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha, West Bengal's Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and many other ministers from India and Mauritius were present in the concluding session.
Swaraj also addressed the people at the Hindi Conference and provided OCI cards to 10 Mauritian nationals with Indian ancestry, including to the wife of the Mentor Minister, Lady Sarojini Jugnauth and to the Education Minister Leela Devi Dookun.
Talking about the event, Swaraj said, "An event is not measured by its size but by its importance."
She further said that she wanted to organise this event and give the OCI cards to people on August 16, but could not due to the passing away of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Mauritius is the first country to have the privilege of the OCI cards
On last day of the conference, recommendations upon deliberations were held on 'Hindi World and Indian Culture' and eight sub topics which were read out during the conference.
Eminent Scholars, academicians, teachers and institutions working for Hindi in India and across the world were also felicitated.
More than 2000 delegates across the world attended three-day conference. The World Hindi Conference was started in 1975 to propagate and spread Hindi language around the world. (ANI)