Hindi as official language of United Nations

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Should Hindi be adopted as one of the official language of UN ?

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  1. nrj

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    The Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs Shri E. Ahamed informed the Rajya Sabha today that the Government has been actively taking necessary measures for the introduction of Hindi as one of the Official Languages of the UN. A high level Committee under the Chairmanship of the External Affairs Minister was constituted on 26 February, 2003 followed by a sub-Committee under the chairmanship of the Minister of State for External Affairs in August, 2003 to look into this matter and take necessary measures. Keeping in view this objective, the 8th World Hindi Conference was organized in New York on 13 July 2007 and its inaugural session was held at the UN Headquarters, which was attended by the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon.

    In addition, a World Hindi Secretariat has been set up in Mauritius since 11 February 2008 to promote Hindi as an international language. On several occasions, Indian leaders have delivered statements at the UN in Hindi. :heh: Necessary arrangements were made for simultaneous interpretation of these statements in English by the Permanent Mission of India in New York. The Government of India's sustained efforts have also ensured that the United Nations offers its programmes on the UN Radio Website in Hindi also.

    The introduction of Hindi as one of the official languages of the United Nations has several financial and procedural implications which require to be met before a formal proposal can be tabled at the UN. India, as the proposing country, would need to provide sufficient financial resources to the UN to cover the additional expenditure on interpretation, translation, printing and duplication of documents and related infrastructural costs. Procedurally, the UN General Assembly (the legislative body of the UN) would also need to adopt a resolution supported by a majority of the 193 UN Member States. Apart from the additional cost to India, the addition of another official language at the UN entails a significant increase in the budget of the UN (personnel, equipment, and other recurring costs). Member States have been generally reluctant to support proposals entailing any additional financial burden.

    This information was given by the Minister of State for External Affairs Shri E. Ahamed in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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    This news is pleasing.
     
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    Far from reality. No body feel proud in speaking hindi in India.. and u r talking of UN:taunt::taunt:
     
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    Thats an overstatement.

    Paaji seems like its been too long since you lived in India :taunt:
     
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    phaaji

    south does not speak hindi,neither eastern sister states,punjab and delhi is punjabi, jk speaks urdu or kashmiri, bombay speaks u know wat i mean
     
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    Nahi yaar, Hindi is still widely spoken language & we are pretty proud of it :D

    Leave South & NE. They start speaking Hindi when they are in Delhi, Mumbai :)
     
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    phaaji

    in north india hindi is mixed with punjabi and is not spoken pure
     
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    nahi phaaji iam not agree with this statement
     
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    True. Its not pure but anybody who knows Hindi well can understand that mixed language & can effortlessly communicate. Even certain parts of UP, MP do not speak pure Hindi but one can carry out meaningful communication.

    You see Hindi unite us all :D
     
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    no phaaji its Pakistani mujra which unite us all





    phaaji enjoy juicy mangoes
     
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    oh ji come to India and see yourself. Or better yet, you will find many DFI members here proud of their Hindi :heh:

    There are some half literate sections of society who are proud of their kidd going to convent school & speaking angrezi so that they can export him to Kanneda, but they are minority these days.
     
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    Phaaji those half literate section of society includes,

    IAS
    IPS
    IFS
    MLA
    MP
    Executive
    CEO
    MD
    500 million middle class


    list goes onnnnnnnnn

    punjabi is the third official language of kaneda
     
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    God forbid if you are stuck with them for any govt work, they will ask you - "pehle thoda chai-pani ho jaye" :D

    Majority of them fall asleep if house proceedings or the on-going event is being carried out in English :D

    paaji these people are minority.

    Check the hindi speaking middle class on DFI, you will get the feeling :D
     
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    How dare and with whose permission did the government proceed with Hindi? What about Kannada, Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi etc. :troll: Punjabi se yaad aaya, Pakis will now push for Urdu and Punjabi as official language in UN.
     
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    I highly doubt they will push for Punjabi, they don't even speak Punjabi in their own Punjab assembly, forget the UN. Punjabi, for Pakistanis, is the language for the "backwards" people, while speaking urdu = sophisticated, educated, etc, etc.

    Punjabi is the trademark of Indian Punjab, Pakistanis have no right on it. :cool2:
     
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    Nice, very nice.

    Hindi is slowly creeping it's way, everywhere. :troll:

    NRJ, NE people do speak Hindi.
     
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    Nice. Three cheers for our Hindi speaking NE brothers! :D


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    Jai Hind. Jai Hindi.
     
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    Don't know about other NE state but we do speak Hindi( actually I know more Hindi than my own language).
     
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