World Hindi Day 2022: Date, History, Significance, Quotes

World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 10 January to commemorate the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was organized on 10 January 1975 in Nagpur.

January 10 is observed every year as World Hindi Day to help encourage and promote Hindi as an International language across the globe.

World Hindi Day is different from Hindi Diwas:

World Hindi Day is often confused with Hindi Diwas which is celebrated on 14 September, but Hindi Diwas is celebrated every to commemorate the declaration of the Hindi Language as one of the official languages of the Union government of India where World Hindi Day is celebrated to promote Hindi as an language around the world.

History :

The first-ever World Hindi Conference took place in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on January 10, 1975. The conference was initiated by the 3rd Prime Minister on India ,Indira Gandhi and saw participation from a total of 30 countries and was attended by 122 delegates.

In 2006 first World Hindi Day was celebrated, when the former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh declared that January 10 will be observed as World Hindi Day every year. This was also the first time that the ministry of external affairs started celebrating the day abroad.

Significance:

World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 10 January to commemorate the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was organized on 10 January 1975 in Nagpur.

This day is observed because Hindi is one of the most spoken languages ​​in the world. Hindi is the fourth most spoken language globally after English, Spanish and Mandarin, and is spoken by 366 million people across the world. World Hindi day promote Hindi as an language at global level and also emphasizes creating a passion for the language.

Quotes:

“Hindi is the soul of Indian culture.” -Kamalapati Tripathi

“No one can stop the promotion and development of Hindi” -Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant

“Hindi is not the language of any one state but is the most spoken language in the country” -William Carey

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