World Hindi Day: Don’t confuse Vishwa Hindi Diwas with Hindi Day, know its history and significance
World Hindi Day: There are many people who confuse Vishwa Hindi Divas with Hindi Divas or Hindi Day observed on September 14. Find out how the two differ and what the significance of each is during these days.
World Hindi Day: If you have been online today, you must have come across posts dedicated to World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Divas. However, many people confuse September 14 as Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day. Find out how the two differ and what the significance of each is during these days.
World Hindi Day
World Hindi Day (Vishva Hindi Diwas) is celebrated on January 10 every year. It aims to create awareness and promote the Hindi language worldwide. On this day, Indian embassies abroad celebrate the day with programs and lectures in Hindi at government offices.
History of Vishwa Hindi Divas
Some reports say that the first World Hindi Conference was held at Nagpur on January 10, 1974, and since then, ‘World Hindi Day’ has been observed on this date. Also, the first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975, thus making it an important day. World Hindi Day was first celebrated in 2006 by former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh. He then announced that every year 10th January will be celebrated as World Hindi Day.
What are Hindi Divas? How is Hindi Day different from Vishwa Hindi Diwas?
Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is celebrated on 14 September every year. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly decided that Hindi would be the official language of the Central Government. Article 343 of the Constitution of India states that Hindi is the official language of India in the Devanagari script. Celebrities like Beohar Rajendra Simha, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupta and Seth Kovind Das started observing Hindi Day.