India has given USD 1 million to increase the use of Hindi language in the United Nations (UN). India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj handed over a check to Melissa Fleming, Under Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Global Communications.
India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations said in a tweet that it is essentially an investment in linguistic inclusion. Ruchira Kamboj handed over a check of USD 1 million to Melissa Fleming to promote the use of Hindi. Through the Hindi UN Project, we are breaking down barriers and spreading the Hindi language around the world.
On the other hand, Ruchira Kamboj tweeted that this is essentially India’s voluntary donation to the United Nations. Funding is provided to encourage inclusive dialogue and understanding.
We are grateful to @IndiaUNNewYork and @ruchirakamboj for their generous investment in our @UNinHindi service to bring UN news and stories to Hindi speaking audiences in India and beyond. https://t.co/xldubikL03
— Melissa Fleming 🇺🇳 (@MelissaFleming) July 17, 2023
New Delhi is satisfied with the partnership with the United Nations. Jatting’s efforts in mainstreaming and aggregating news, multimedia content in Hindi language are being appreciated by Hindi speaking people all over the world including India. The Government of India will continue to promote the use of Hindi in the United Nations.
In 2018, the ‘Hindi UN’ project was launched in collaboration with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations to increase the public awareness of the United Nations in the Hindi language. Currently, the United Nations apart from broadcasting news in Hindi, shares various information in Hindi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.
UN Hindi has 59,000 followers on Twitter, 29,000 on Instagram and 15,000 on Facebook. The UN Hindi News website is in the top ten internet search engines with 1.3 million annual impressions.