WORLD HINDI DAY – 10 January
World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10th January every year. It aims to promote the Hindi language around the world.
On this occasion, the Ministry of External Affairs (MOA) organizes and conducts various special events to promote them through their missions abroad. The day is celebrated by organizing events for non-resident Indians and people of Indian descent. The ultimate goal of the festival is to spread the glory of the Hindi language.
The anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975, then inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Since then, World Hindi Conferences have been held all over the world – India, Mauritius, United Kingdom, and the United States.
What if you started celebrating World Hindi Day in 1975? No, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has announced that World Hindi Day will be celebrated on January 10, 2006, and has not looked back since.
ORIGIN OF ‘HINDI’
The word ‘Hindi’ is believed to be derived from the original Sanskrit word ‘Sindhu’. There was a river called Indus and the area around this river was known as ‘Indus’. When Irani entered India, the word ‘Indus’ became ‘Hindu’. It later became known as ‘Hindi’ and later as ‘Hind’. Today, 43 crore people in the world speak Hindi. It is believed that it is derived from Hindi Sanskrit and written in Devanagari script.
First World Hindi Conference
The first World Hindi Conference was held on 10th January in 1975.
The anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in Nagpur, which was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries and it is inaugurated by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The first conference was attended by the Prime Minister of Mauritius Shivsagar Rangula and 122 delegates from 30 countries. The aim of the conference was to spread the Hindi language all over the world.
Apart from India, there are many other countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Trinidad and Tobago have hosted the World Hindi Conference. In addition, Indians and non-resident Indians in many countries organize daily commemorations to promote the glory of the language.
It was first introduced in 2006 by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh celebrated this with the aim of spreading the Hindi language all over the world.
The aim is to create an environment conducive to the upliftment of Hindi around the world and to present Hindi as the world’s most popular language.
Indian Embassies in other countries outside India celebrate World Hindi Day with special events. Various government and non-government organizations are organizing special events for the upliftment of Hindi.
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Check out the venues of the previous 10 World Hindi Conferences:
i. First World Hindi Conference held in Nagpur, India – 10-12 January 19 Nagpur 5
ii. Second World Hindi Conference held in Port Louis, Mauritius – 28 August 1976
iii. Third World Hindi Conference held in New Delhi, India – 28-30 October 1983
iv. Fourth World Hindi Conference held in Port Louis, Mauritius – 02-04 December 1993
v. Fifth World Hindi Conference held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – 04-08 April 1996
vi. Sixth World Hindi Conference held in London, UK – 14-18 September 1999
vii. Seventh World Hindi Conference held in Paramaribo, Suriname – 06-09 June 2003
viii. Eighth World Hindi Conference held in New York, USA – 13-15 July 2009 –
ix. Ninth World Hindi Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa – 22-24 September 2012
x. 10th World Hindi Conference held in Bhopal, India – 10-12 September 2015
xi. Eleventh World Hindi Conference held in Port Louis, Mauritius, 2018
1. In the world, Hindi is the fifth most widely spoken language. It is spoken in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, UK, USA, New Zealand, Germany, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Guyana, Trinidad, Suriname, South Africa, and Mauritius. The language is spoken by more than 43 major people around the world.
2. The 2017 Oxford Dictionary includes words such as ‘Bada Din’, (Big Day) ‘Acha’, (better) ‘Bacha’ (child), and ‘Surya Namaskar’. This shows the importance and acceptance of Hindi.
3. Do not confuse World Hindi Day with Hindi Day (Hindi Diwas). Hindi Diwas is celebrated on September 14. This day is celebrated as Hindi Day and in 1949 the constituent assembly adopted Hindi as the official language. World Hindi Day is celebrated every year to promote this message and to promote the Hindi language around the world.
4. The sexual aspects of Hindi are very strict. All names in Hindi have gender and adjectives and verbs vary by gender.
5. Many English words like chutney, robbery, bungalow, guru, jungle, karma, yoga, deception and avatar are derived from Hindi.
6. Hindi is the successor of Sanskrit. Its words and grammar follow the ancient language.
7. Linguistically, Hindi belongs to the Indo-Iranian subfamily of Indo-European families.
8. Hindi has been enriched by Turkish, Arabic, Persian, English, and Dravidian (ancient South Indian) languages.
9. The original form of Hindi was called ‘Apabhramsa’, the child of Sanskrit. 400 AD In the poet Kalidas wrote Vikramavrishyam in Apabhramsa.
10. Hindi is the mother tongue of 258 million people worldwide.
11. Prem Sagar was the first book to be published in Hindi. Published by Laloo Lal, this book depicts the stories of Krishna.
12. Hindi is one of the seven Indian languages that can be used to create web URLs.
13. The Hindi script is phonetic. Unlike English, each letter in the Hindi alphabet has its own free and distinct sound and is pronounced the same way it is written.
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