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Hindi should be an official language in UN: Nepal vice-prez

Nepal’s Vice President Parmananda Jha, who had got into trouble for taking oath of office in Hindi, on Monday suggested that the language be added to the list of six official languages in the United Nations.

“Hindi has not only become a world language, but it has also become eligible to be registered in the United Nations,” Jha said at a seminar on Hindi language here to mark the World Hindi Day.

Jha was incidentally suspended for six months shortly after being elected to the post for taking the oath of office and secrecy in Hindi in 2009.

To promote Hindi language in Nepal, it should be linked with day-to-day life, he said in the context of the use of Hindi as a link language in the southern belt of the country.

“There is a close link between Hindi and Nepali languages as Sanskrit is the mother of both the languages,” he pointed out.

There is an open border between the two south Asian neighbours and the people living in both sides of the border are very much familiar about Hindi, he said.


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