Efforts on to make Hindi an official language of the UN

Efforts are underway to make Hindi an official language of the UN and assistance from NRIs has been sought for this, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. “Government has taken action to make Hindi one of the official languages of the UN… A high-level committee under the External Affairs Minister was also formed in 2003 for this. Another sub-committee was formed the same year headed by the MoS in the ministry to examine the matter and take necessary measures,” External Affairs Ministry S M Krishna said during Question Hour.

He said government’s sustained efforts have also ensured that the UN produces a weekly programme in Hindi and makes it available on the UN Radio Website. “The same programme in Hindi is sent to India for broadcast over AIR,” he said.