Registration open for ”˜Hindi in Australia’ second national workshop in Melbourne on July 22










Hindi is now recognised in Australia as one of the five priority Asian languages for study in Australian schools.   This is quite an achievement. However, a lot of work remains to be done to convince schools to introduce Hindi in their curriculum and to develop necessary curricula for various year levels.   First National workshop on ”˜Hindi in Australia’ was held last year at the Australian National University in Canberra. The second national workshop hosted by the Victorian School of Languages is going to be held in Melbourne as follows:

Date: Friday, 22 July, 2016

Time: 8.30 a.m to 5.00 p.m

Location: Victorian School of Languages, 315 Clarendon Street, Thornbury, Victoria-3071.

The workshop offers the opportunity for those interested in Hindi language to meet and discuss the current state of Hindi in Australia in education, community, media and arts. The workshop programme will be as follows:

8.30 a.m to 9.00 a.m: Registration

9.00 a.m: Welcome

9.15 a.m to 1.00 pm: Morning sessions on Primary, secondary and tertiary education in Hindi.

1.00 p.m -2.00 p.m: Lunch

2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m: Afternoon sessions on Media, culture, literature, Arts,Research, Future Plans

5.0 p.m: closure.

The workshop includes key speakers from around Australia and is open to all interested individuals who register. Keynote speakers include Dr. Dinesh Srivastava (Editor, Hindi Pushp);  Dr. Ian Woolford, Lecturer in Hindi at Latrobe University; Mr. Frank Merlino (Principal, VSL) from Victoria; Mrs Mala Mehta, OAM, Founder/Coordinator, IABBV Hindi School;   Mrs Rekha Rajvanshi (Hindi Instructor at Sydney University) from New South Wales and Dr. Peter Friedlander (Senior Lecturer, Hindi at ANU, Canberra) from ACT.

The workshop will be opened by Ms. Monika Jain, Indian Consul General of India in Melbourne.

To register for the workshop, please go to the following website:


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