Kuwait Launches First-Ever Hindi Radio Broadcast

In a groundbreaking move, Kuwait has launched its first-ever Hindi radio broadcast, announced the Indian Embassy in Kuwait on Monday. Praising Kuwait’s Ministry of Information for initiating the Hindi program, which airs on Kuwait Radio FM 93.3 and AM 96.3 every Sunday, the embassy hailed this development as a significant step towards strengthening the bilateral ties between the two nations.

Highlighting the importance of this initiative, the Indian Embassy expressed gratitude to @MOInformation in a social media post, stating, “Start of first ever Hindi Radio broadcast in Kuwait! Embassy of India expresses appreciation to @MOInformation for starting a Hindi programme on Kuwait Radio on FM 93.3 and AM 96.3 every Sunday (8.30-9 pm) starting 21 April 2024, a step that will further strengthen India-Kuwait.”

With a robust Indian community comprising approximately 1 million people, Kuwait hosts the largest expatriate population in the country, encompassing a diverse array of professionals ranging from engineers, doctors, and chartered accountants to scientists, software experts, and management consultants. This community also includes technicians, nurses, retail traders, and businessmen, contributing significantly to Kuwait’s socio-economic landscape.

Moreover, the Indian Business Community in Kuwait has established a formidable presence in the local market, particularly in the retail and distribution sectors. The enduring friendship between India and Kuwait, deeply rooted in historical ties, has endured the test of time, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). India has historically been a vital trading partner for Kuwait, with the Indian rupee serving as the legal tender until 1961. The year 2021-22 marked the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, underscoring the enduring bond they share.

Recently, on April 17, the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, Adarsh Swaika, paid a courtesy visit to Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Fahad Yousef Saud Al-Sabah, commending his expatriate-friendly policies and discussing matters pertaining to the Indian community.

In a social media update, the Indian Embassy in Kuwait shared, “Amb @AdarshSwaika1 called on the Dy PM & Minister of Defence and Acting Minister of Interior H.E Sheikh Fahad Yousef Saud Al-Sabah. Amb thanked the Dy PM for the expatriate-friendly measures instituted during his tenure & apprised him of developments related to the Indian community.