This day is celebrated every year on January 10. It’s objective is to create a suitable environment for the promotion of Hindi language worldwide and to present it as the prevalent language of the World.
Origin of Hindi
The word Hindi is believed to be transformed from the original Sanskrit word ‘Sindhu’. There was a river called Sindh and the area around this river was known as Sindh. This ‘Sindhu’ word became ‘Hindu’ when Irsnian’s entered in India. Later, it became ‘Hindi’ and then called ‘Hind’. Today this language is spoken by about 43 crore people in the world. It is believed that Hindi has derived from Sanskrit and written in the Devanagari script.
About 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 the year 2006.
- It is also celebrated by Indian embassies located in various parts of the world.
- Hindi is the fifth most spoken language among the total languages of the world.
- It is spoken in countries like Pakistan, Nepal, New Zealand, Mauritius, South Africa.
- World Hindi Day is different from Hindi Divas which is celebrated on September 14 every year.
Source – Jagranjosh and Wikipedia