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विश्व हिन्दी सचिवालय
(World Hindi Secretariat)
Headquarters Forest side, Curepipe, "Mauritius
Official language "Hindi
• Secretary-General
Vinod Kumar Mishra
• World Hindi Conference "Nagpur
• Memorandum of Understanding
August 20, 1999
• 2017 estimate
~ 400 million (primary language)[1]

The World Hindi Secretariat (WHS), ("Hindi: विश्व हिन्दी सचिवालय), is the name of an international organisation representing countries and regions where "Hindi is the "first ("mother") or customary language, where a significant proportion of the population consists of Hindi speakers or where there is a notable affiliation with North "Indian culture.

The main objective of the WHS is to promote Hindi as an international language and further its cause for recognition at the United Nations as an Official Language.

"Vinod Bala Arun was the first secretary-general of the World Hindi Secretariat. The organisation was set up by the governments of "India and "Mauritius to promote Hindi across the world.[2]



In 2012, a proposal was passed on the concluding day of the Ninth World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg to make Hindi one of the official languages of the UN.

The World Hindi Secretariat was asked to prepare a database of global institutions involved in promotion and teaching of Hindi. A database for Hindi scholars was also asked to be prepared.[3]


In 2015, prime minister of India, "Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the secretariat in Mauritius. He also praised Mauritius for promoting Hindi literature.[4]

India's minister for external affairs, "Sushma Swaraj said that India has been trying to get 129 votes at the United Nations to make Hindi an official language of the UN.[5]

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