28 states, 3 UTs to be represented at World Hindi Conference in Mauritius: Swaraj
New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) The 11th World Hindi Conference in Mauritius will see representation from 28 states and three Union Territories with a large government delegation of 377 people set to take part in the event, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will take part in the inaugural session.
The World Hindi Conference is organised every three years and in the past it has been organised thrice in India, twice in Mauritius, and one time each in Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, the UK, the US and South Africa, Swaraj told reporters here.
An official delegation of 377 people will take part in the event, she said.
A special plane will carry the members of the Indian delegation, Swaraj said.
All chief ministers were asked to send two names for participation at the event.
A total of 1,422 people have registered for the event.
Swaraj said that the last time the event was about language, but this time, language and culture both will be the focus.
At the last conference in Bhopal there were 12 sessions and a committee was also formed to see that action is taken on the recommendations made during the sessions.
Swaraj said this year a separate session on 'Bhopal to Mauritius' which will be held to see what action has been taken on the recommendations.
In the closing session, Mauritian President Anirudh Jugnauth will address the gathering. The mascot for this conference is a peacock and dodo.
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