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UNESCO to publish Hindi descriptions of India’s heritage sites on website

On the occasion of World Hindi Day on January 10, the Director of World Heritage Centre has informed the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO, Paris that UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre has agreed to publish Hindi descriptions of India’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on WHC website.

Earlier these contents were available in eight languages, viz., English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Dutch languages and onwards it will be available in Hindi also. It is estimated that there are 490 million people in the world who know Hindi language. On the other hand, there are only 255 million people who know Arabic but UNESCO has already made available the contents in that language.

Union Education and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan via Twitter welcomed the decision. He said that Hindi is a matter of pride for every Indian and Hindi lover. The popularity of Indian languages on the global stage is welcoming and encouraging.

India has 40 sites inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List which is one of the highest in the world. Of these 32 are cultural sites, 7 natural sites and one is under mixed category.

Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO, Paris organized the virtual celebration of World Hindi Day on January 10, 2022. Minister of State of External Affairs and culture, Meenakshi Lekhi gave a video message on World Hindi Day and emphasized the importance of Hindi.

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