WORLD HINDI DAY 2022 : Why is January 10 celebrated as Vishwa Hindi Divas?

The official language of India “Hindi” which not only has the status of state language, but also which is complete in itself. One of the oldest and richest languages ​​of the world. The word “Hindi” is derived from the Persian word Hind, which means the country of the river Indus. Today is World Hindi Day. World Hindi Day is celebrated all over the world on 10 January. It was started with the aim that Hindi should be made the language of propaganda and recognized as an international language. This year 2022 it’s summit is being organized in Fiji.

Hindi became the official language of India on 14 September 1949, hence 14 September is celebrated as National Hindi Day. The World Hindi Day was started on 10 January 1975 in India under the leadership of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Not only India but since then other countries where India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs like United Kingdom, Trinidad all accepted it happily and started celebrating World Hindi Day with respect.

It was duly recognized in India in 2006 by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. About 70 crore people use Hindi in India, whereas Hindi is taught in about 180 universities abroad. Hindi ranks third among the most spoken languages ​​in the world. Hindi is the oldest language of the world as well as a language that gives rich and pleasant experience and experience in itself.

Hindi is not only the easiest source of expression of the nation but it is also the heritage of India. Efforts are being made to unite Hindi speaking people living all over the world by starting World Hindi Day. Various cultural programs, competitions are organized for this.

The efforts made by the government to make it more prosperous by celebrating Hindi Diwas on the world stage, now seems to be successful to a great extent. The level of neglect that Hindi had to face in its own country has reduced to a great extent. Whether it is the world of the Internet or the world of novels in books, now Hindi has started getting an identity. However, there is still a big struggle journey of Hindi as a medium of higher education at the global level. Along with this, if we talk about the judiciary, then only 4 out of 25 High Courts of the country are allowed to function in Hindi. That too is negligible. In which there is a lot of need for improvement.

The first President of the country, Dr Rajendra Prasad said that

“A country which is not proud of its language and literature can never progress.”

Efforts are being made to get the Hindi language recognized at the global level by starting World Hindi Day, also it may possibly in the coming future. It might possible in nearer future that soon Hindi will cross all stages of Raj Bhasha, contact language, and will make a competent identity of itself as a global language.

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