The International Hindi Conference with the theme of "Expanding World of Hindi: Possibilities and Challenges," would be held in New Jersey in April, organisers have said.
To be attended by Hindi scholars from various parts of the world, in particular from the US and India between April 3-5, participants of the International Hindi Conference would discuss the current status of the teaching and learning of Hindi among other things.
The participants are also expected to discuss individual and organisational partnerships and leadership and field capacity building and infrastructure building skills and topics, such as material selection and development funding, professional development of teachers, and volunteer management, said Ashok Ojha, coordinator of the conference said in a statement yesterday.
"We will hold sessions on topics such as, 'Hindi in higher education,' 'Expanding the use of Hindi in businesses and commerce,' 'Community support for Hindi,' 'Current status of the teaching and learning of Hindi' etc," he said.
Mr Ojha said the theme of the conference reflects the growing urgency for coordinated efforts by the language education (public and private), government and business communities to expand and develop the quality of the Hindi field inside and outside of India.
This conference will provide a forum for community members and leaders, language experts, policy makers, education administrators, advocates and other stakeholders from different parts of the US, Canada, South America and Caribbean countries, such as, Trinidad and Tobago along with experts from India to get together and share their views and research, examine a wide spectrum of opportunities, make plans for the future, identify challenges and find solutions for the advancement of the Hindi language in North America and the Caribbean region, he added.