New Delhi :
In an event that brings accolades for India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced the starting of a Hindi weekly news bulletin from UN. The minister while announcing the starting of the bulletin emphasized that the Indian Government was also making efforts to make Hindi one of the world body’s official languages.
Swaraj also announced the initiating of a UN Twitter account in Hindi language. This Twitter account has been opened for giving access to UN programs and news to Hindi speaking people.
Swaraj revealed, “As a pilot project, a weekly news bulletin (in Hindi) has started in the UN from July 22.”
She also said that Hindi speaking people from all over the world can now listen to the UN news being broadcasted. The news bulleting would be 10 minutes long and would be weekly.
Officials who did not wish to be named said that the bulletin is being facilitated by the Indian Government which is bearing all its expenses as well.
Swaraj revealed that though it was not difficult to get the support of 129 countries out of 193 member nations but the rules mentioned that the supporting countries need to contribute financially to make it an official language. The minister said that this rule poses hindrance in the way of getting support from developing and small countries.
However, India has made it clear that it will be bearing all the expenses for making Hindi an official language at UN.