World Hindi Day or Vishva Hindi Diwas is celebrated on January 10 every year since 2006. Notably, the World Hindi Conference also took place on the same day in 1975. This conference was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi in Nagpur.
The purpose of this day is to propagate and promote Hindi as a language on the international levels. Another objective of the occasion is to present Hindi as an international language.
Millions of people all over the world speak Hindi. In hundreds of universities, Hindi is taught on a regular basis. At present, Hindi is the third most spoken language. Cultural events and seminars on the Hindi language and the subject are organized in the country and the world on the occasion.
“The Hindi language, a symbol of Indian pride and national unity, has a unique place in the world…come, let us all be determined to uplift the Hindi language…” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on social media.
भारतीय गौरव तथा राष्ट्रीय एकता की प्रतीक हिंदी भाषा का अपनी भावाभिव्यक्ति सामर्थ्य के कारण विश्व में अनुपम स्थान है।
आइए, हम सभी विश्व में सर्वाधिक प्रयोग की जाने वाली भाषाओं में एक, हिंदी भाषा के उत्थान के लिए संकल्पित हों।
आप सभी को ‘विश्व हिंदी दिवस’ की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) January 10, 2021
Difference Between World Hindi Day And National Hindi Diwas
National Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14th September every year. It marks the day when Hindi was adopted as one of the official languages of India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
While World Hindi Diwas or Day is celebrated on 10th January and was formally started by Dr. Manmohan Singh.