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Efforts on to make Hindi an official language at UN: Sushma

  • Efforts are on to make Hindi one of the official languages of the United Nations and popularise the language the world over, the government said.
  • In this regard, one significant achievement has been the United Nations broadcasting its programmes on the UN Radio website in Hindi language also.
  • On several occasions, Indian leaders have delivered statements at the UN in Hindi, and added that to promote it as an international language, a World Hindi Secretariat was also set up in Mauritius in 2008.
  • Among others, the eighth World Hindi Conference was organised in New York in July 2007 and its inaugural session was held at the UN headquarters.