Vishwa Hindi Divas World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 10 January.
The day commemorates the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in Nagpur of January 10, 1975, the aim of the conference was to promote Hindi language worldwide.
World Hindi Day
• The first World Hindi Conference was held in Nagpur on January 10, 1975, where 122 delegates from 30 countries participated in the program.
• Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh announced to celebrate World Hindi Day on January 10 every year in 2006.
• Hindi is the fifth most spoken language among the total languages spoken in the world.
• Hindi is spoken in many countries including Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, USA, UK, Germany, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad, Mauritius, and South Africa.
• Oxford Dictionary included words like ‘Bada Din’, (big day) ‘Acha’, (Good) ‘Bacha’ (Child) and ‘Surya Namaskar’ in 2017. It represents the importance and acceptance of Hindi.
National Hindi Day
‘National Hindi Day’ is celebrated on September 14 every year. The Constituent Assembly gave Hindi the status of official language on September 14, 1949, since then Hindi Day is celebrated on September 14.