People all over the world consider Hindi to be the mother language of India. It is the simplest source of expression of our nation. It is our heritage and the most widely spoken language across the country. The word Hindi originated from the Persian word Hind, meaning the land of the Indus river.
Why do people celebrate World Hindi Day?
Apart from India, people also speak the language in Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Fiji, and Mauritius. Therefore, to promote the Hindi language all around the world, people celebrate International Hindi Day or World Hindi Day every year.
Where do people celebrate this day?
People celebrate Vishwa Hindi Divas at the Indian Embassies and government offices that organize lectures on different topics.
What do famous personalities say about the language Hindi?
- “The Hindi language, a symbol of Indian pride and national unity, has a unique place in the world…come, let nature determine us all to uplift the Hindi language…” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on social media.
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad once said, “People cannot call a country that does not have the pride of its language and literature advanced.”
What is the difference between World Hindi Day and National Hindi Divas?
While January 10 is celebrated as World Hindi Day, September 14 is celebrated as Hindi Divas or National Hindi Divas in India.
National Hindi Divas is celebrated on September 14 to commemorate the adoption of Hindi as an official language of India by the Constituent Assembly.
History of this day
World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10. Vishwa Hindi Divas commemorates the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in Nagpur on January 10, 1975. The conference was inaugurated by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi in Nagpur.
How is World Hindi Day observed?
On this day most of the schools and colleges across the country encourage students to participate in various literary and cultural programs like poems competitions, essays, and letter writing completion in the language.
Some quotes to mark the importance of this day
To mark the importance of the day, here are some famous quotes by some great personalities on the importance of Hindi.
- “If one script is required for all Indian languages, then it can be Devanagari only.” -Justice Krishnaswamy Iyer
- “Hindi is the simplest source of our nation’s expression.” -Sumitranandan Pant
- “Our Nagari is the most scientific script in the world.” -Rahul Sankrityayan.
- “A nation is dumb without national language.” -Mahatma Gandhi
- “Hindi is the soul of Indian culture.” -Kamalapati Tripathi