Hindi Descriptions Of India’s World Heritage Sites To be Published On WHC Websites, Agrees UNESCO

The Permanent Delegation of India to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris released the information on Monday.

That the World Heritage Centre (WHC) of UNESCO has decided to make Hindi descriptions of India’s World Heritage Sites available on the WHC website.


“The Permanent Delegation of India is very pleased to announce that on the occasion of World Hindi Day, the Director of the World Heritage Centre has informed us that UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre has agreed to publish Hindi descriptions of India’s UNESCO World Heritage sites on the WHC websites. We welcome this historic decision,” it stated in a statement.

The programme was virtually celebrated on World Hindi Day by the Ministry of External Affairs. Minister of state for external affairs Meenakshi Lekhi presided over the event, according to a release from the External Affairs Ministry.


Messages from Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankara were read out during this programme. The prime minister stated that Hindi plays a vital role in disseminating our knowledge and culture because of its simplicity.

The Prime Minister stated that the growing usage of Hindi in the fields of information technology and technology, as well as its appeal among the youth, indicate that it has a promising future.

Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi stated in her remarks that the Ministry had made a number of initiatives to promote Hindi studies in other nations. She noted that the Indian government has established approximately 50 Chairs in institutions around the world, including 13 Hindi Chairs, to promote Indian culture, language, and study.

She went on to say that Hindi is taught in over 670 educational institutions in more than 100 countries. Under PM Modi’s capable leadership and the supervision of the External Affairs Minister, Lekhi expressed hope that Hindi will continue to thrive on the global stage.

Lekhi also named three Passport Offices, including Bareilly, Chandigarh, and Bangalore, for their outstanding Hindi work.

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