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First ever Hindi language radio broadcast in Kuwait

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 23-04-2024
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In a historic move, Kuwaiti radio will broadcast programmes in Hindi every Sunday from 8:30 to 9:00 P.M. starting 21 April 2024. The Hindi programme is being broadcast on FM 93.3 and AM 96.3. The Kuwaiti Radio move was deeply appreciated by the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.

The Indian embassy, in a post, said that the Hindi broadcast by the Kuwaiti radio will foster cultural exchange and strengthen ties between the two nations.

It also appreciated the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information for its commitment to promoting cultural diversity and enhancing bilateral relations through this initiative.

According to the External Affairs Ministry, there are around 9 lakh Indians working and living in Kuwait. Indian communities are the largest expatriate community in Kuwait.

The Indian expatriate community are present in all segments of Kuwaiti society and are considered as  disciplined, hard working, and law-abiding.

India Kuwait Relationship 

India established diplomatic relations with Kuwait in 1962 after Kuwait gained Independence from Britain in 1961. Until 1961, the Indian Rupee was the legal tender in Kuwait. 

Kuwait is an oil-rich country and a reliable supplier of crude petroleum oil and LPG to India. Indian professionals like doctors, engineers, scientists, chartered accountants, etc as well as unskilled and semi-skilled workers, are present in Kuwait.

About Hindi Language 

  • Like many Indian languages the root of the Hindi language is in Sanskrit. The origin of the Hindi language is  traced back to the 8th century A.D. The Hindi language is written in a script known as Devanagari. 
  • Hindi is the 3rd most spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese and English.
  • Around 425 million people speak Hindi and it is widely spoken in northern and western India.
  • After India the second largest Hindi speakers are in Nepal, along with 650,000 speakers in the US and 450,000 speakers in Mauritius.  Fiji, Guyana, Suriname, South Africa, Trinidad, and Tobago also classify Hindi as a minority language.
  • Hindi in Devanagari script was accepted as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly on 14 September 1949, based on the Munshi-Iyenger formula.
  • Since 1953, 14 September has been observed as Hindi Diwas in India. 

10 January is celebrated as World Hindi Diwas.

Emirates of Kuwait 

The Emirates of Kuwait is an Arab country located in the Arabian peninsula in the northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf.

The Emirate of Kuwait was founded by the Al Sabah family. 

Kuwait is largely a desert country with no permanent rivers or lakes.

Emir: Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah

Capital: Kuwait City

Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar


Answer: Kuwait

Answer: in 1962.

Answer: Asia It is an Arab country.

Answer: 14 September 1949. 14 September has been observed as Hindi Diwas in India since 1953.
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