Posted Date: 03 Mar, 2012
World Hindi Conferences (WHC) are organized every three to four years in different parts of the world. Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal ministry for organization of these conferences. Main objectives for the organization of the World Hindi Conference are:
• Propagation of Hindi in foreign countries and promote the teaching and research of Hindi.
• To promote Hindi as a World Language.
• To encourage research work and original writings in Hindi by the foreigners and people of Indian origin.
• To establish the relevance of Hindi Language in the Globalised World.
• To have a first hand assessment of the status of Hindi in a particular region of the World.
• To interact with foreign schools/universities/NGOs/institutes/individuals involved in the teaching and propagation of Hindi, understand their requirements and respond to relevant proposals.
So far Eight World Hindi Conferences have been organized:
1. First World Hindi Conference, Nagpur - 1975.
2. Second World Hindi Conference, Mauritius - 1976.
3. Third World Hindi Conference, New Delhi - 1983.
4. Fourth World Hindi Conference, Mauritius - 1993.
5. Fifth World Hindi Conference, Trinidad & Tobago - 1996.
6. Sixth World Hindi Conference, London - 1999.
7. Seventh World Hindi Conference, Suriname - 2003.
8. Eighth World Hindi Conference, New York - 2007.
9th World Hindi Conference will be organized at Johannesburg, South Africa from 22-24th September, 2012. Organization of the 9th World Hindi Conference in South Africa has special relevance to completion of 150 years of the arrival of Indians as indentured labourers in the 1960s. Gandhiji started his satyagraha in South Africa and advanced the movement through Hindi, English and Gujarati languages. Later on, Hindi Language became the medium of freedom fighters during the anti-colonial rule. It will be a tribute to the values and principles propounded by Mahatma Gandhi, who initiated his satyagraha campaign from South Africa.
Submission of Entries:
• Entries may be submitted by interested persons by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .The last date for accepting entries is 20th March, 2012.
• The design should be the original work of the participant(s) and must not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.
• An entry could be an individual or a team project.
• Every entry should be accompanied by a brief written explanation of the Design and how it best symbolizes the concept of the World Hindi Conference. The bio data of the applicant/applicants along with contact details should also be attached.
• Each participant can submit no more than two entries.
Guidelines for preparing entries:
Preferred file type:
• EPS file (or AI)—Adobe Illustrator, version CS3 or lower.
• File with the “.ai” extension or the “.eps” extension can also be provided.
• File should contain artwork that has been drawn on Illustrator, and not imported to it.
• All fonts should be converted to outlines
• If the file contains spot colours or RGB colours, they would be converted to CMYK.
Other acceptable file types:
• TIF, JPG, or PSD (CS3 or lower).
• Logo artwork should be at least 2 inches long along the smallest side.
• File should be of high resolution—at least 300 pixels per inch at 100% size.
• File should look clean (not pixilated or bit-mapped) when viewed on screen at 100%.
File types that we cannot use to reproduce your logo in print:
• WORD (.doc)
• PowerPoint (.ppt)
• Self-extracting files such as EXE or SEA
If the participant is unable to provide a file type that has been listed under the preferred/acceptable file types, we will make every effort to work with what has been provided but please be aware that the final printed result might be less than desirable.
• Entries sent once shall not be returned.
• The final selected logo shall become the intellectual property of the Government of India and the designer shall not have any right over the same.
• The Government of India shall have the right to use, print or reproduce the prize winning logo in any form it deems fit.
• The responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participant/participant and the Government of India shall not be liable for any dispute raised by a third party.
• All entries received by the stipulated date and found in order, shall be evaluated by a Jury of Examiners.
• The Government of India, if it so decides, reserves the right to not to proceed with the competition at any stage.
• The Designer of the finally selected design will get a prize money of Rs.50, 000/- and would be required to surrender copyright of the design to the Government of India.
(Source: Indian Embassy Nepal)