External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will be on a three-day visit to Fiji from February 15 to attend the 12th World Hindi Conference, which will be co-hosted by the Governments of India and Fiji in Nadi. This will be Dr Jaishankar’s first visit to Fiji.
A 270-member delegation comprising Hindi scholars and officials will travel to Fiji for the conference. Representatives from 50 countries were expected to participate in the conference.
The conference will have a plenary session and 10 parallel sessions on topics such as Hindi in Girmitiya countries; Hindi in Fiji and the Pacific; Information Technology and Hindi in the 21st century; Media and the global perception of Hindi; global reference of Indian knowledge traditions and Hindi; and Linguistic coordination and Hindi translation. It will have parallel sessions on different forms of Hindi cinema and the global scenario; global market and Hindi; Pravasi Hindi literature in the changing scenario and Hindi teaching in India and abroad, challenges and solutions.
Dr. S. Jaishankar will also visit Sydney, Australia on February 18. This will be his third visit to Australia since February last year when he first visited the island continent as External Affairs Minister. In addition to attending meetings with Australian leadership in Sydney, Dr Jaishankar will attend the Raisina@Sydney Conference to be held in the country for the first time.