External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj is trying to get support in the United Nations to make Hindi an official language. After the 11th World Hindi Conference, this move comes along as Swaraj says getting support make Hindi an official language was an easy task.
Recently, in a press conference talking about the same Swaraj said that the obstacle for making Hindi an official language in the UN was the requirement for all nations who are supporting the proposal to share the expenses that will be raised, thus it is difficult for countries that are economically weak to support the agenda.
Sushma Swaraj said, "If we can get the support of 177 nations out of 193 member nations for the implementation of a World Yoga Day, then we can easily get 129 nations to support this agenda. The problem is the requirement for all nations to share the expenses, which the smaller, financially weak nations will not be able to bear."
Swaraj further added, "Like Japan and Germany, we offered to bear all expenses ourselves, but the UN didn't comply."
She also said that they are making some major moves to take forward Hindi recognized on a global platform like the UN, saying that they had started a Twitter account in Hindi last month and also started broadcasting news in Hindi around the same time.
Swaraj further highlighted the establishment of a World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius, which President Ram Nath Kovind had inaugurated in March, as another step towards Hindi getting recognised worldwide, and this would be the first time that the Indian delegation would be travelling to the Conference, which is slated to be held from August 18 to August 20, in a special flight.
We hope that Sushma Swaraj will get succeed making Hindi an official language in the United Nation as Indians are living all over the world (in foreign countries).