Rajnath Singh asks for Hindi to be included in UN official languages

source: economic times


By Newsgram Staff writer

Bhopal: A group of participants from the Communication and Information Technology world gave a call to the 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan (World Hindi Conference) here on Saturday to ensure that the Hindi language was written only in the Devnagri script and not in the Roman script.

Citing the technology-based companies’ opinion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated that Hindi should be included as an official language in the United Nations by garnering support from member nations, as was done for the International Yoga Day.

Technological-based companies have understood its significance and were thus promoting it, the minister said.

Besides, the minister added, Hindi was not just an administrative language but one that represented the Indian culture and values of life and also served as a link.

Ashok Chakradhar source: economic times
Ashok Chakradhar     source: economic times

Presiding over a parallel session of ‘Hindi in Communication and Information and Technology’, poet Ashok Chakradhar opined that the debate over lipi (script) has been on since ages. The need of the hour is not to curse the English language but to promote the Hindi language, he added.

Chakradhar also spoke on the need of a Hindi software said to promote the Hindi language through computers.

(With inputs from IANS)