World Hindi Day 2023: Date, historical past, significance of celebrating third most spoken language globally

ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini as soon as stated, “A distinct language is a distinct imaginative and prescient of life” and being an Indian, we will not agree extra as based on the Census of India of 2001, our nation has 122 main languages and 1599 different languages however Hindi in Devanagari script is the official language of the central authorities in India (and in addition of the Union as per the Article 343 of the Structure of India). It’s an Indo-Aryan language however opposite to fashionable perception, it’s not the nationwide language of India because the Structure of India doesn’t give any language the standing of nationwide language.

After English and Mandarin Chinese language, Hindi is probably the most spoken language globally, which is spoken by 600 million individuals internationally. Here is all it’s essential know in regards to the date, historical past and significance of celebrating World Hindi Day 2023.


January 10 is widely known yearly as World Hindi Day to unfold consciousness about Hindi as a global language internationally. The day is very noticed by Indian embassies overseas.

Historical past:

Within the 12 months 1975, the first-ever World Hindi Convention passed off in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on January 10, which was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and noticed participation from a complete of 30 international locations. In 2006, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh declared that January 10 might be noticed as World Hindi Day yearly and this was additionally the primary time that the ministry of exterior affairs began celebrating the day overseas.


Apart from spreading consciousness about Hindi as a global language, the World Hindi Day additionally emphasises making a ardour for the language. Typically individuals confuse World Hindi Day with the Nationwide Hindi Diwas, which is widely known on September 14 yearly to commemorate the adoption of Hindi as one of many official languages by the Constituent Meeting of India in 1949, English being the second official language.



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