NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (TIP): The Indian American community in New Jersey is set to welcome hundreds of participants arriving from India, Canada and various parts of USA at a three day International Hindi Conference of academicians, Hindi professionals, teachers, students and parents.
The conference will be inaugurated by Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Consul-General of India in New York, at the Trayes Hall, Douglass Students Center, New Brunswick, on April 3rd evening. Noted Hindi journalist will deliver his keynote video address at the inaugural event. All sessions on April 4 and 5 will take place at the College Avenue Students Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
The conference is designed to open up a debate in public about the importance and need of teaching various disciplines, such as, science and technology in Hindi. Two leading professors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, will discuss this issue at the conference. Locals can enjoy meaningful Hindi poetry at a kavi sammelan to be held on the evening of April 4th at the College Avenue Student Center of Rutgers University. About a dozen Hindi poets from various parts of USA will recite their poems at the Kavi Sammelan.
“One of the unique feature of this conference is that it reaches out to professionals from non-teaching fields, such as, corporate businesses and banking industry”, said Ashok Ojha, coordinator of the conference, which will be held at the campuses of Rutgers University in NJ. “We are grateful for Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences for mobilizing support and hosting the conference.”
A special session on ‘Hindi for professionals purposes’, will be held on April 4 where representatives of State Bank of India and Air India will speak at a panel chaired by Dr. Surendra Gambhir, leading Hindi linguist from University of Pennsylvania. Christi Merrill, a well-known Hindi scholar from Michigan University will be the keynote speaker on April 4th.
All participants attending the three-day conference will receive a certificate. Registration for the conference is open through the conference website