World Hindi Day: Why Is It Celebrated On 10 January?
Every year 10 January is celebrated as World Hindi Day I India and across the globe. It was the UPA government under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh took the decision of celebrating the World Hindi Day in 2006. 10 January was chosen for celebrations with the objective to aid in the expansion and development of the Hindi language.
Chhattisgarh CM congratulated on World Hindi Day
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel congratulated the world on the World Hindi Day and said that out culture and development were recognized by Hindi. He quoted a Hindi poem to highlight the role of language in the growth and development of a nation. Bhupesh Bhagel said that it was our responsibility to give respect to our language. Children should be taught moral stories in Hindi so that they develop a liking towards Hindi. Also, Hindi should be introduced and developed at the international level.
Importance of 10th January
In order to make Hindi acceptable for communication at an international level, the government started World Hindi Seminars and the first seminar was held on 10th January 1975 in Nagpur. It is for this reason that Dr. Manmohan Singh declared January 10 as the official date for celebrating the “World Hindi Day”.
Hindi in universities
Today Hindi is taught in over 130 universities across the globe. Fiji, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, has even given the official status to Hindi. Also, the Indian embassy celebrated the first World Hindi Day in Norway.