India is a rich country of many languages, but India is basically known for its Hindi language. Hindi fans will be found not only in India but all over the world. January 10 is a very special day for Hindi lovers. World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10 January all over the world due to the popularity of Hindi. The purpose of this day is to promote Hindi throughout the world. There is also an objective to establish Hindi as an international language. Special programs are organized in all the countries of the world including India on the occasion of World Hindi Day. It started in the year 2006. It is also worth noting here that apart from World Hindi Day, India also celebrates National Hindi Day. National Hindi Day is celebrated on 14 September.
History of World Hindi Day
World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh declared World Hindi Day in the year 2006 in the UPA government. World Hindi Day is celebrated in Indian embassies around the world. The first Hindi Day was celebrated by the Indian Embassy in Norway. Later the second and third Hindi Divas were organized under the aegis of Indian Norway Information and Cultural Forum under the chairmanship of writer Suresh Chandra Shukla.
Why is World Hindi Day celebrated on 10 January?
The first Hindi Divas conference was organized on 10 January 1975 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The purpose of this conference was to spread Hindi throughout the world. 122 delegates from 30 countries attended the conference. The date on which the first conference was held was declared as National Hindi Day.
When is National Hindi Day?
National Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 14 September in India. Hindi written in Devanagari script was accepted by the Constituent Assembly as the official language of the nation along with English on 14 September 1949. Since then Hindi Divas started being celebrated.
Difference between World Hindi Day and National Hindi Day
People are confused about both the days. Actually, World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10 January and National Hindi Day is on 14 September. The purpose of both is the propagation of Hindi. There is a difference between the beginning of World Hindi Day and National Hindi Day. National Hindi Day was celebrated because Hindi got the status of official language in India itself. At the same time, World Hindi Day is celebrated so that Hindi gets the same status in the world.