President of India inaugurated World Hindi Secretariat building in Mauritius

हिन्दी सिर्फ भारत की राष्ट्रभाषा ही नहीं होनी चाहिए बल्कि उसे अंतरराष्ट्रीय भाषा का दर्जा मिलना चाहिए
Hindi should not be only national language of India, but it should be recognized as an international language.

महात्मा गांधी   Mahatma Gandhi

Honorable President of India Sree Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated on March 13, 2018 the World Hindi Secretariat (WHS) building in Mauritius on the third day of his visit to the country. He also launched the World Hindi Secretariat’s logo and a Digital Learning Program.

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विश्व हिन्दी सचिवालय (World Hindi Secretariat)


The main objective of WHS is to create a global platform to accelerate the promotion of Hindi as an International Language. The idea for the setting up of a Global body for the coordination of Hindi related activities was first proposed at the first World Hindi Conference (WHC) held in Nagpur, in 1975 by Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the then Prime Minister of Mauritius. The proposal was reiterated in subsequent WHCs  and slowly took shape of a World Hindi Secretariat to be established in Mauritius. An Agreement was signed between the Government of India and Mauritius and the WHS was set up pursuant to the enactment of the WHS Act by the national assembly of Mauritius. The WHS started functioning officially on the 11 February, 2008 and since then has done a major work in promoting the Hindi language worldwide.