चतुर्थ अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हिन्दी सम्मेलन

गीतम यूनिवर्सिटी, गाँधी नगर कैंपस, ऋषिकोंडा, विशाखापट्नम - 530045, आंध्र प्रदेश, भारत
जनवरी 6-8, 2017  

The Fourth International Hindi Conference
JANUARY 6-8, 2017

 GITAM UNIVERSITY, Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam - 530045.  Andhra Pradesh, INDIA


Language Planning and Program Development

अन्य भाषियों को हिन्दी शिक्षण: परिप्रेक्ष्य,भाषा-योजना और विस्तार

Host Institution and Venue: GITAM UNIVERSITY, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530 045, India

The conference aims to create a bridge between the pedagogical experts of the Hindi language taught to speakers of other languages (THSOL) in India and particularly in the non- Hindi speaking areas of India, and the pedagogical experts and instructors in the USA and the rest of the world, including the South Asian diaspora (Canada, England, Mauritius, Fiji, etc.), where Hindi is mostly taught as a heritage language as well as a foreign language.

Hindi in global and local context: Teaching Hindi to Speakers of Other Languages (THSOL) is defined in the context of: a) The learners in India whose first language is another Indian language b) The learners from the heritage communities in the South Asian Diaspora whose family members speak Hindi or other Indian languages. c) The learners of the language who have not had any exposure to Hindi or other Indian languages and study the language outside the Hindi speaking environment.


Come and Join the fourth International Hindi Conference

International Conference on Teaching Hindi to Other Language Speakers


Dear colleague:

Because of your scholarship and contribution the field of language teaching and planning, the Organizing Committee of IVth International Hindi Conference would like to invite you to make a presentation on a topic related to the theme "Teaching Hindi to Other Language Speakers (THSOL): Pedagogical Perspectives, Language Planning and Program Development". The conference will take place at GITAM University, Vishakkhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India from January 6 to 8, 2017.

Full local hospitality will be provided -- accommodations, meals an loa transportation -- to all invited speakers.

We have provided the conference description below. We hope you will accept our invitation and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need more information.

Best wishes,
Organizing Committee

Conference Description

The ourth International Hindi Conference is the result of a new initiative, introduced in the field of Hindi language education which aims to create a bridge between the pedagogical experts of the Hindi language taught as a second or foreign language in India and particularly in the non-Hindi speaking areas of India, and the pedagogical experts and instructors in the USA and the rest of the world, including the South Asian diaspora (Canada, England, Mauritius, Fiji, etc.), where Hindi is taught as a heritage language as well as a foreign language internationally. 

The President of GITAM University (http://www.gitam.edu/), and Padma Bhushan Dr. Laxmi Prasad Yarlagadda, Andhra University and President, Lok Nayak Foundation, have agreed to host the Fourth International Hindi Conference in Vishakhapatnam. It will provide a unique forum for a dialogue among Hindi scholars and administrators and will allow for partnerships and project collaborations to be formed with the goal to expand, enrich and promote further the field of Hindi education. This initiative has the active support of faculty from leading US Universities, such as, New York University, Columbia University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania and others. 

This conference will not only further the field Hindi language teaching outside of the Hindi belt of India and in the diaspora, it will contribute to understanding wider questions of teaching and learning of language in complex socio-linguistic contexts.

The theme of the conference is "Teaching Hindi To Other Language Speakers (THSOL): Pedagogical Perspectives, Language Planning and Program Development". The theme includes the following topics:

Teaching Hindi as a Heritage Language in the Diaspora
THSOL: Material development
THSOL: Innovative strategies
THSOL: Technological advancement
THSOL: Planning and Development
THSOL: Literature and Culture
THSOL: Research on Language Pedagogy
THSOL: Linguistics and Language Acquisition Research

"Hindi to Speakers of Other Languages" is a term which applies to learners of Hindi as another language, regardless of whether the language is acquired with or without the exposure of the target environment. 






Scholars from: New York University, Columbia University, Yale, UPenn, University of North Carolina, UCLA, GITAM, Andhra University, Krukshetra University, Kumaon University, Uttarakhand Open University and others. 

Organizing Committee
International Hindi Conference, 2017

प्रमुख संरक्षक: राजदूत श्री ज्ञानेश्वर मुळे, सचिव, (सी पी वी और ओ आई ए), विदेश मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार, नई दिल्ली

Chief Patrons: 

Shri D.M.Mulay, Secretary (CPV&OIA);
Dr. M. V. V. S. Murthi, President, GITAM University

आचार्य एम. वी. वी. एस. मूर्ति, अध्यक्ष, गीतम विश्वविद्यालय गांधी इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ़ टेक्नोलॉजी एंड मैनेजमेंट, गाँधी नगर, ऋषिकोंडा, विशखापट्टणम, आंध्र प्रदेश, भारत;

सभापति, आयोजन समिति: पद्म भूषण आचार्य लक्ष्मी प्रसाद यरलागड्डा, आंध्र विश्वविद्यालय, तथा अध्यक्ष, लोक नायक प्रतिष्ठान, विशाखापट्टणम, भारत

Chairman, Organizing Committee:
Professor Laxmi Prasad Yarlagadda, Padma Bhushan Awardee and
President, Lok Nayak Foundation, Vishakhapatnam, India

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संयोजक: अशोक ओझा, हिंदी संगम प्रतिष्ठान, न्यू जर्सी, यू एस ए

International Coordinator:
Mr. Ashok Ojha, Managing Trustee, Hindi Sangam Foundation, USA

अकादमिक संयोजन: प्रोफेसर गैब्रिएला निक इलेवा, न्यू यॉर्क विश्वविद्यालय, यूएसए

Academics Committee Chairperson:
Professor Gabriela Nik Ilieva, New York University, USA

स्थानीय संयोजक (भारत): प्रोफेसर के शिव रामाकृष्णा, प्रति-उपकुलपति, गीतम विश्वविद्यालय, प्रोफेसर एस ए सूर्यनारायण वर्मा, आंध्र विश्वविद्यालय, विशखापट्टणम, भारत

Coordinator (India): Professor K. Siva Rama Krishna, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, GITAM; Professor S. A. Suryanarayana Varma, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, India

स्थानीय सह-संयोजक (भारत): आचार्य वेणबल्लभ राव, आंध्र लोयोला कॉलेज, विजयवाड़ा, आचार्य डी. सत्यलता, आंध्र विश्वविद्यालय, विशखापट्टणम, भारत

Co-coordinators (India): Dr. Vennaballabh Rao, Andhra Loyala College, Vijayawada, AP; Dr. D. Satyalatha, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, India

To Register:

All participants, speakers and invited guests are requested to register by November 30, 2016. Register here for the conference.

Registration fee:
(for Indian participants) payable on IHC website through GITAM payment gateway, (please follow instruction on registration page.)
Teachers and professionals: Rupees two thousand five hundred (Rs. 2,500/-)
Research scholars receiving grants: Rupees two thousand five hundred (Rs. 2,500/-)
Students who are not receiving grants: Free (must produce letter from their departments confirming they are not receiving any grant).
(for participants from outside of India): us dollars one hundred (us $ 100 payable to hindi sangam foundation, USA).
Participants from outside of india may please mail your bankers check to: hindi sangam foundation, 4 melville road, edison, NJ 08817.

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The payment gateway is now activated. Please pay your registration fee following this link.

All participants including research scholars receiving grants are requested to please pay your registration fee of (Rs. 2,500) Rupees two thousand five hundred by credit card using this link.
Research scholars not receiving any grant must provide a letter of this effect from their department head by email (hindiconferencenyc2014@gmail.com) in order to get exempted from paying registration fee.

Your registration is complete after your payment is received.


All registered participants are entitled for:

  • Certificate of participation
  • Participation In All Events And Sessions Including Kavi Sammelan
  • Boarding and Lodging During the Conference

    सम्मलेन में शामिल होने के लिए सभी पंजीकृत प्रतिभागियों के लिए निम्न सुविधाएँ प्रदान की जाएंगी:
  • सभी सत्रों और सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रमों में उपस्थिति
  • सम्मेलन में उपस्थिति का प्रमाण पत्र
  • सम्मेलन के दौरान आवास और भोजन


    To Sponsor: (for Indian businesses and institutions)

    For sponsoring opportunities click here.

    Grand Sponsor: The Grand Sponsor contributes Rupees 1, 51, 000 and is entitled for: a special memento and honor at the conference events; publication of sponsors’ business/organization on conference banners, table space for presenting products and services and a one page sponsored content in the conference souvenir and the web site.

    Gold Sponsor: The Gold Sponsor contributes Rupees 1,01,000 (Rupees One Lakh and is entitled for: Table space for presenting products and services; receiving a plaque at the concluding event; One page sponsored content in the conference souvenir and the web site.

    Silver Sponsor: The Silver Sponsor contributes Rupees 51,000 and is entitled for: Certificate of Participation; One full page sponsored content in the conference souvenir and the on the web site.

    Advertisers: RATES (in Indian Rupees)-Full page (color): Rupees 51,000; Full page (black/white): Rupees 35000; Half page (color): Rupees 35,000; Half page (Black/white): Rupees 25,000.00; Quarter page (color): Rupees 15000; Quarter page (B&W): Rupees 10,000.

    Souvenir Publication Date: January 6, 2017

    (Press ready artwork submission dead line: December 15, 2016)


    Advertisers in India may send their content for the souvenir by e-mail and send the payment for the same to the address below. Please make the check payable to: Hindi Sangam Foundation Hindi Conference 2017 Please mail your print ready material to: hindiconferecenyc2014@gmail.com

    Check mailing address:

    Hindi Sangam Foundation, B 204, Media Housing Society, Plot 18 A, Sector 7, Dwarka, New Delhi 11007

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