Sushma Swaraj lauds role of Hindi in promoting India’s culture

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday lauded the role of Hindi language in developing India’s culture and integrity and said it was increasingly becoming popular in other countries and also in the social media.
Addressing the 82nd convocation of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha here, she said the institution was promoting not only Hindi, but also other south Indian languages.
Noting that language plays a significant role in connecting people, Swaraj said Hindi was becoming popular in other countries also. Recalling the services of political leaders who laid the foundation for propagating Hindi, she said the late Atal Behari Vajpayee was the first Indian leader to address the United Nations General Assembly in the national language.
Carrying forward this great tradition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2014 delivered a speech at the UNGA in Hindi. Present trends indicated that there was an increase in job opportunities for Hindi graduates. Hindi offers a promising career as many Hindi publications and news channels have emerged during the past few years, she added. (PTI)


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