Hindi Sangam Foundation (HSF)
Hindi Sangam Foundation is a non-profit educational and cultural organization with the goal of promoting Hindi learning and cultural practices in the Indian Diaspora.
Hindi Sangam Foundation, a New Jersey based non-profit educational and cultural organization is promoted by Ashok Ojha, a journalist and teacher, to meet complementing goals of promoting Hindi learning and cultural practices in the Indian Diaspora. Ojha is the founder and president of the foundation, which was established in 2015.
It had an immediate objective of organizing International Hindi Conference in collaboration of universities, educational organizations as well as institutions that supported the idea of promoting Hindi language and culture globally.
Managed by a board of trustees Hindi Sangam Foundation was awarded its first federal grant to conduct STARTALK Hindi
Language and Culture Program in the summer of 2016 in association with Franklin Township Board of Education in New Jersey. Since then the organization has successfully conducted summer STARTALK programs every year. The program is directed by President Ashok Ojha who is involved in all aspects from planning to implementation of the program. Sangam-Franklin STARTALK program was invited to present its teaching methodology at STARTALK conferences in Portland, OR in 2017.
Hindi Sangam Foundation works as an advocacy group for promotion of teaching and development of Hindi as a Heritage language in the United States and other countries through conferences, workshops, exchange programs, cultural and educational and academic activities.
It is working to achieve its cherished goal to establish educational institutions, such as, schools, colleges and research organizations for grooming US citizens as the 21st Century World Citizens. The organization is moving forward with successfully increasing awareness for Hindi in communities in USA and beyond.
We organized international Hindi conferences in collaboration with Rutgers University, New Jersey in 2015 and also in Vishakhapatnam, India in 2017 where it was hosted by GITAM University. The Consulate General of India in New York hosted the 2016 conference. Below we provide descriptions of our activities: