Melbourne, July 7: 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”, said Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, who has worked tirelessly towards the promotion of Hindi in Australia.
The first 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 will be held in Melbourne.
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 scheduled into morning and afternoon sessions and lunch.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Dinesh Srivastava; Dr. Ian Woolford, Lecturer, Hindi at Latrobe Uni; Mr. Frank Merlino, Principal, VSL; Mrs Mala Mehta OAM, Coordinator IABBV Hindi School; Mrs Rekha Rajvanshi, Hindi Instructor, Sydney University; and Dr. Peter Friedlander, Senior Lecturer Hindi, ANU Canberra.
The workshop will be opened by Ms. Monika Jain, Indian Consul General of India in Melbourne.
The workshop is open to all interested individuals who register. To register for the workshop, click here:
Workshop: Friday, 22 July, 2016
Time: 8.30AM – 5PM
Location: Victorian School of Languages, 315 Clarendon Street, Thornbury, Vic 3071