New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday followed the footsteps of BJP patriarch and former premier Atal Behari Vajpayee in addressing the UN General Assembly in Hindi.
Modi, who has been holding diplomatic conversations in Hindi after becoming Prime Minister four months ago, spoke in Hindi during his 35-minute maiden address at the UNGA.
Vajpayee, who was Prime Minister from 1998 to 2004, was the first Indian premier to speak in Hindi at the UNGA's Millennium Summit.
As foreign minister in the Janata party government, Vajpayee had addressed a UNGA session in 1977 in Hindi.
Hindi is not among the official languages of the UN.
Watch PM Modi's speech here :