Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to follow the footsteps of former Prime Minister and statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Modi, who is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, is likely to deliver his speech in Hindi, confirmed Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Speaking at a function organised on Sunday at Raj Bhavan on the eve of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to deliver his speech in the United States in Hindi. "I, as a Minister, once had delivered my speech in the United Nations in Hindi.... Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in United Nations in Hindi." "The Prime Minister also speaks Hindi when he meets foreign dignitaries," he said amidst applause.