10 January: World Hindi Day

The World Hindi Day is being observed annually on 10 January.

On this occasion, Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad.

The Department of Official Language (Rajbhasha) also has organised several events to mark this day.

Background

World Hindi Day was first observed on 10 January 2006. It is in addition to present National Hindi Divas which is being observed annually on 14 September to mark the day 14 September 1949 on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the Official Language of the Union.

It should be noted that World Hindi Day is the promotion of the language at the global stage. While, National Hindi Divas is being observed across the country at national level.

About Hindi

  • Hindi is the fourth most spoken language of the world. It is mother tongue of around 258 million people across the world.
  • The provision of Hindi as official Language of the Union has been mentioned in Article 120, Article 210 and Article 343, 344 and from 348 to 351.

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