Ang Lee Honoured by Directors Guild of America
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced on August 18, 2018 that, 63 year old Chinese Oscar award winning director Ang Lee will be a recipient of the annual DGA Honour. The event, to be held at the DGA Theatre in New York City on October 18, recognises distinguished contributions made to American culture in film and television.
11th World Hindi Conference in Mauritius
Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth inaugurated the 3 day 11th World Hindi Conference in the capital city of Port Louis in Mauritius on August 18, 2018. The World Hindi Conference was started in 1975 to make Hindi language a medium of service and knowledge. The theme for this year is, ‘Hindi World and Indian Culture’.
World Sanskrit Conference Held in Canada
The 17th World Sanskrit Conference was held at Vancouver, Canada from July 9 to July 13, 2018. Inaugurated by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, the conference is held in various countries across the globe every three years. The purpose is to promote, preserve and practice Sanskrit language all over the world. It has been held thrice in India.