World Hindi Day was celebrated on 10th
Jan 2017. Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad.
Hindi is the first language of around 430 million people around the world.
Apart from India, the language is also spoken in Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Fiji and Mauritius.
Every year, the World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10, marking the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975.
The first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Since 1975, the World Hindi Conference has been organised in different countries like India, Mauritius, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, US.
The World Hindi Day was first observed on 10 January 2006Facts on Hindi
- Hindi has originated from the Persian word Hind, which means the land of Indus river.
- The gender aspects of Hindi are very strict. All nouns in Hindi possess genders and the adjectives and verbs change according to gender.
- It is written in Devanagari script.
- Hindi is a descendent of Sanskrit. Its words and grammar follows that of the ancient language
- Hindi belongs to the Indo-Iranian sub-family of the Indo-European family of language
- It has been influenced and enriched by Turkish, Arabic, Persian, English and Dravidian (ancient South India) languages
- The earliest form of Hindi was called 'Apabhramsa', which was an offspring of Sanskrit.
- In 400 AD, poet Kalidas wrote Vikramorvashiyam in Apabhramsa.
- The first book believed to be published in Hindi was Prem Sagar.
- Hindi is one of the seven Indian languages that can be used to make web URLs.