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Fourth International Bloggers Conference concluded in Bhutan

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  • More than 30 bloggers and litterateurs from across the world felicitated

  • Five books and Parikalpana Samay Monthly Magazine  along with Parikalpana Kosh Website launched

  • Open discussion held on the topic ‘Society of margins on blog’  by South Asian bloggers
Thimpu (Bhutan, 16th Jan. 2015): Preview of Hindi blogging is not limited to India only, but is spreading fast in other countries also. Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, well known blogger from Uttar Pradesh and presently Director Postal Service, Allahabad Region, Mrs. Sampat Devi Murarka from Hydrabad, Telangana and Mr. Lalit Sharma from Raipur, Chattisgarh have been awarded with apex ‘Parikalpana SAARC Summit Awards’ during the four days long ‘International Bloggers Confrence’ held at Bhutan’s capital Thimpu and cultural capital Paro from 15 January to 18 January, 2015. Under this award all awardees were felicitated with rupees 25000/- cash prize, Commendation certificate, memento, and Aṅgavastra. Similarily, Hindi Blogger Sunita Prem Yadav, from Aurangabad, Maharastra was felicitated with Parikalpana SAARC Award. Under this award she was awarded with rupees five thousand cash prize, Commendation certificate, memento, and Aṅgavastra.

Writers from various Districts of Uttar Pradesh were awarded with various awards, such as Mr. Ram Bahadur Mishra, from Sultanpur with Parikalpana Sahitya Bhushan Award; Advocate Mr. Randheer Singh Suman and Dr. Vinay Das from Barabanki were respectively awarded with Parikalpana Social Media Awards and Parikalpana Katha Samman; Mrs. Kusum Verma from Lucknow with Parikalpana Lok Sankriti Award, Dr. Ashok Gulshan from Bahraich with Parikalpana Hindi Gaurav Award, Surya Prasad Sharma from Raebareilly with Parikalpana Sahitya Award and Om Prakash Jayant and Vishnu Sharma from Haidargarh were respectively awarded with Parikalpana Sahitya Shree Award and Parikalpana Srijan Shri Award and Vishambharnath Awasthi from Unnao with Parikalpana Citizen Award. Other than these about 30 bloggers from across the world including Prakash Hindustani from Indore, Girish Pankaj, Alpana Deshpandey, Aditi Deshpandey from Raipur, Sarjana Sharma and Nisha Singh from Delhi, Alok Bhardwaj from Mumbai, Dr. Shubhadra Pandey from Silchar were awarded with Parikalpana Awards for their contribution in various fields.

These awards were conferred by Mr. Foob Shring, General Secretary of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On this occasion vice General Secretary of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Chandra Kshetri, Chairman of SAARC summits women;s wing and International School of Bhutan Mrs. Thinle Lamha, President of Language Sciences Department of Assam University, Silchar Mr. Nityanand Pandey, Director Postal Services of Allahabad Region Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav and Senior Hindi satirist Mr. Girish Pankaj were present as special guests. This information was provided by Chief Editor of Parikalpana Samay and organizer of ‘International Bloggers Conference’ Mr. Ravindra Prabhat.

During the conference study of Hindi in global perspective specially in SAARC countries, its propagation, various dimensions of blogging and role of social media in changing times were discussed. Chief Guest of the programme Mr. Foob Shring, General Secretary of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that in this era of globalization, the literature, culture and environment of other countries can be spread through social media and blogging. Mentioning the recent Bhutan visit of Indian Prime Minister and President, he said that this conference is also an effort in the same direction. President of SAARC summit Women’s wing Mrs. Thinle Lham said that Women empowerment is being discussed all over the world today, but watching the presence of women bloggers from across the SAARC countries is a pleasant feeling.

Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Allahabad Region said that blogging not only diminishes the distance between countries and languages but it also facilitates viewing of ideas of different people working in various fields in an integrated form. Discussing the social interests of blogging and social media, he said they have the potential to connect remote areas. Prof. Nityanand Pandey from Assam University, Silchar said that blogging has a very important role in enrichment of Hindi, and people across the world are connecting to Hindi through blogging. In his address, Senior Hindi satirist Mr. Girish Pankaj said that there’s a need to record Hindi blogging as books.

Organizer of the conference, Mr. Ravindra Prabhat said that the aim of organizing International Bloggers Conference in Bhutan is to bring Indian culture closer to Bhutanese culture and establish Hindi in Bhutanese global environment. He said that the main object of the conference is to promote blogging in South Asia, propagation of Hindi, promote language harmony and provide chance for cultural study and tourism.

On this occasion five books namely Sampat Devi Murarka’s Yatra Vritt third part; Kusum Verma’s Hriday Kanwal; Surya Prakash Sharma Nishihar’s Sangharshon Ka Khel; Vishnu Kumar Shrma’s Dohawali; Ashok Gulshan’s Kya kanhu kisase kanhu; and Parikalpana Samay’s monthly magazines January issue and Parikalpana Kosh Website were also launched. Exhibition of artworks of Alpana Deshpandey and Aditi Deshpandey of Raipur, Chattisgarh were also on display. Awadhi folklore by Kusum Verma of Lucknow was another attraction of the conference. Kavya Sandhya conducted by Dr. Ram Bahadur Mishra and open discussion were also organized, which was attended by more than a dozen bloggers from India and Bhutan. The programme were conducted by Smt. Sunita Prem Yadav of Aurangabad, Maharastra.

By Staff Reporter

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