India has contributed USD 800,000 to the United Nations as half of the initiative to boost public outreach of the organisation in Hindi.
Country’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, R Ravindra handed over a cheque for the UN mission launched by India in 2018 to disseminate details about the UN to the Hindi-speaking inhabitants internationally.
“The Government of India has been making continuous efforts to expand the use of Hindi in theUnited Nations. As part of these efforts, ‘Hindi @ UN’ project, in collaboration with the UNDepartment of Public Information was launched in 2018 with an objective to enhance the public outreach of the United Nations in Hindi language, and to spread greater awareness about global issues among millions of Hindi-speaking people around the world,” the UN mentioned in an announcement.
India has been partnering with the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) since2018 by offering an extra-budgetary
contribution to mainstream and consolidate information and multimedia content material of DGC in Hindi, it added.