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World Hindi Day and National Hindi Diwas

Posted on : 15 Jan 2020

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  • World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year, marking the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975 by 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, United States.
  • World Hindi Day was first observed on January 10, 2006. Since then, it is celebrated on January 10 every year.
  • World Hindi Day and National Hindi Diwas are completely different.
  • National Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14. On that day in 1949, the constituent assembly adopted Hindi, written in Devanagari script, as the official language of the Union.
  • While the focus of the World Hindi Day is to promote the language at the global stage, the National Hindi Diwas, which is held across the country at a national level, marks adaptation of Hindi, written in Devanagari script as the official language.
  • The first conference had Mauritius Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam as the chief guest and was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding World Hindi Day
    1.First World Hindi Conference was held in 1975 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
    2.World Hindi Day is a part of National Hindi Diwas.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 1 only

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