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World Hindi Day

  • 11 Jan 2024
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World Hindi Day, observed annually on January 10, honors the vast contributions of Hindi speakers and the language's global significance.

  • Hindi was first spoken at the United Nations General Assembly in 1949. The inaugural World Hindi Diwas took place in 2006 under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh. Since then, January 10 has been observed as World Hindi Day everywhere.
  • According to Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagari script is the official language of the union.
  • Hindi belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language group.
  • The World Hindi Secretariat building was inaugurated in Port Louis, Mauritius in 2018.
  • The National Hindi Day is celebrated every year in India on September 14 to mark the day of adoption of Hindi as the official language by the Constituent Assembly of India in 1949.
  • After Mandarin and English, it is observed that Hindi is the third-most spoken language in the world.

Read more: Vishwa Hindi Diwas

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