During the inaugural ceremony, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan promised that MP would be the first state to implement the recommendations of the 10th World Hindi Conference.
Welcoming delegates from 39 countries, Chouhan touted MP as the state with highest growth rate. He also mentioned that the state has Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University where courses in medical and engineering are taught in Hindi.
Foreign female guests embarrassed
Two female guests from Uzbekistan were caught in an uncomfortable situation during the conference when a member of the organizing committee came to them to get a photograph clicked with them. Following this, many participants started getting themselves photographed with the young ladies without even seeking permission from them. The ladies were courteous enough not to object but chose to leave the place once they realized that there was almost a queue for photos.
Special postal stamp released
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a special postal stamp dedicated to the 10th World Hindi Conference. The stamp bears the logo of the Hindi Conference. Three books were also released by PM Modi, including a souvenir magazine for the conference.
Gaur's recital of Hanuman Chalisa
Home minister Babulal Gaur hardly misses his routine irrespective of the occasion regarding daily recital of Hanuman Chalisa in the morning. Since he had to rush to the World Hindi Conference venue in the morning he accomplished his routine at the conference venue itself ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival.
Yashodhra left behind
It was industries minister Yashodhra Raje Scindia who was left behind when the ministers sitting before the dais were summoned by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to accompany him to welcome the PM. The state BJP vice-president Vijesh Lunawat who spotted the minister sitting was quick to tell the minister of the CM's call. She immediately hurried to join her colleagues.