World Hindi Day 2021: How is this different from National Hindi Diwas?
The World Hindi Day marks the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference, launched in 1975 by Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India.
The World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on January 10th. The key focus of the day is on the history and development of Hindi worldwide.
Indeed, World Hindi Day is celebrated in 1975 on the same day as the first World Hindi Conference. The World Hindi Day marks the anniversary of the conference opened in Nagpur by Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India.
The first World Hindi Conference, which was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries, featured Mauritius Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam as its chief guest.
Since then, the World Hindi Conference has been held in various countries, including the United Kingdom, Mauritius, and the USA. The World Hindi Day was celebrated for the first time under Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Prime Minister in 2006.
Unlike the National Hindi Diwas
Many people confuse the Hindi Diwas with the Hindi Diwas. Although both events celebrate and encourage the Hindi language, they have a distinct history and atmosphere.
The National Hindi Diwas is observed every year on 14 September, unlike World Hindi Diwas. It celebrates the day that Hindi was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949 as one of India’s official languages. It also celebrates the birthday of one of Hindi’s greatest proponents, Beohar Rajendra Simha.
The Hindi language’s name owes its origin to the Persian word Hind which means ‘the Indus region.’ Hindi is a member of the Indo-Aryan language family branch.
It is spoken in some countries in the world including India, Nepal, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Mauritius.