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World Hindi Day: History, significance, wishes to share

Article 343 of the Constitution of India states that Hindi, written in Devanagari script, is the official language of the Union and the central government of India.

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World Hindi Day, also known as Vishwa Hindi Diwas, is marked on 10 January every year to raise awareness of Hindi as an international language. Indian embassies globally particularly mark the day. With 600 million speakers worldwide, Hindi is the third most spoken language after English and Mandarin Chinese.

It is noteworthy that Hindi has made a significant contribution to Indian literature. The words serve to clarify the current problems and preserve the nation’s ideals.

Article 343 of the Constitution of India states that Hindi, written in Devanagari script, is the official language of the Union and the central government of India. The 2001 Census of India lists 122 main languages and 1599 other languages spoken in the country.

It is an Indo-Aryan language, however unlike what the general public believes, it is not India’s national language because no language is designated as such by the Indian Constitution.

History

The first speech in Hindi was made in the UN General Assembly in 1949. In 2006, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the then prime minister of India, decided to mark the occasion and thus he decided to observe this day as Vishwa Hindi Diwas. Ever since, January 10 has been celebrated globally as World Hindi Day.

Significance

In addition to English, Hindi is recognised as the official language of the Indian government and as one of the official languages of the Indian union. Promoting the value of the language and encouraging people to use Hindi in their talks, performances, music, and theatre arts are two of the greatest methods to commemorate World Hindi Day. It’s time to recognise Hindi’s significance in the global linguistic and cultural environment as well as its beauty and diversity.

Check out these wishes to share on World Hindi Day 2024 today:

  1. Let’s celebrate our pride in our language and culture on World Hindi Day.
  2. Let’s hope Hindi keeps growing and winning hearts all around the world.
  3. Happy World Hindi Day! May the poetic beauty of Hindi fill your life with love, compassion, and poetry.
  4. On this World Hindi Day, warm greetings! May the loveliness of our language serve as an inspiration for harmony amongst cultures.
  5. May the richness of our language fill your life with the spirit of World Hindi Day.

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