India Trying to Get 129 Votes to Get Hindi as UN Language

NEW DELHI: India needs 129 votes in the UN to get Hindi included as one of the official languages in the world body, and the financial burden was not a problem, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

Addressing a press conference ahead of the Hindi World Conference being held next month in Bhopal, Sushma said: “The way India’s global stature is growing… for the International Day of Yoga, we got 177 votes, our morale has gone up.

“And we are now trying for permanent membership in the UN Security Council. We feel after we get permanent membership, the work (of getting Hindi included in the UN) will become easier,” she said.

Read more: NDTV

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