UNESCO agrees to publish Hindi descriptions of India’s World Heritage sites on website
The decision came on World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas on January 10
On the occasion of World Hindi Day on Monday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) agreed to publish Hindi descriptions of India’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the World Heritage Centre (WHC) website.
India’s Permanent Mission to UNESCO on Monday shared a tweet welcoming the historic decision of the World Heritage Centre (WHC) to publish Hindi descriptions of India’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the WHC website.
“On the occasion of World Hindi Day, World Heritage Centre has agreed to publish Hindi descriptions of India's UNESCO World Heritage Sites on WHC website,” said the post.
A statement shared by the Indian Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, Paris on Twitter accompanying the post also said that it had organised a virtual celebration of the World Hindi Day 2022 on Monday.
On Monday, Minister of State of External Affairs and Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi posted a video message on the occasion of World Hindi Day. In the video, she emphasised the importance of the Hindi language and promote the mother language of India all around the world, the statement said.
In another such video, India's permanent delegate to UNESCO, Sharma too highlighted the ‘key’ achievements of the Hindi language that it has attained in the last 75 years of India's independence, it stated.
According to the statement, India's UNESCO delegation also received short videos from Assistant Director-General to Education, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information and Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic.
In addition, permanent members to UNESCO from Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ecuador, France, Greece, Iran, Japan, Mongolia, Palestine, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and St. Kitta and Nevis also extended greeting to India on the eve of World Hindi Day, it noted.
High Commissions and Embassies of Canberra, Wellington, Doha, London, Riyadh, Washington D.C, Male and many more also wished India on Monday, the statement said.
World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas is celebrated annually on January 10 and commemorating the essence, simplicity, and cultural significance of the mother language of India, Hindi.