World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10.


About ‘World Hindi Day’

  • World Hindi Day is observed on 10th January every year to promote the use of the Hindi language worldwide. The day also marks the anniversary of the World Hindi Conference, which was held for the first time in the year 1975.
  • The theme this year for World Hindi Conference is “Hindi – Traditional Knowledge to Artificial Intelligence”.
  • It was first observed in 2003.
  • However, the day is not the same as National Hindi Diwas that is celebrated every year on September 14.
  • National Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is celebrated to commemorate the declaration of the Hindi Language as one of the official languages of the Union government of India. It was on this day in 1949 that Hindi was adapted as one of the official languages of India.
  • ‘World Hindi Day’ is marked to commemorate the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference that took place in 1975 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, had inaugurated the conference.
  • The chief guest of the first conference was the then Mauritius prime minister, Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. It was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries.