Tashkent: Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar, who is currently in Uzbekistan, on Sunday tweeted a video of Uzbek ladies singing 'Shanti Mantra' at the inauguration of Hindi Baatcheet Club in Tashkent.
Uzbek ladies singing Shanti Mantra at the inauguration of Hindi Baatcheet Club by me in Tashkent.. pic.twitter.com/GEJpsKMxfS
— M.J. Akbar (@mjakbar) March 25, 2018
In July 2015, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Central Asian country said that importance of Hindi was set to increase with India marching rapidly towards economic prosperity.
Talking about ties between India and Uzbekistan, PM Modi said people-to-people contact was the foundation for relations between any countries where language and culture also play an important role.
He had also released the first Uzbek-Hindi dictionary along with his Uzbek counterpart and others.