On this special day Hindi Diwas, we are sharing some interesting facts about the incredible language.
Today, 14th September is the Hindi Diwas.
It was on this day in the year 1949 that the constituent assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of the Republic of India.
Since then, Hindi as a language has faced several ups and downs. Still, it has withstood all of it to remain the widest spoken language by the people of India.
Here are some interesting facts about the language:
The history of the Hindi language dates back to over a 1000 years. It is said that the Muslim invaders of India used the word ‘Hindi’ for the first time ti imply an Indian language.
First World Hindi Conference:
India hosted the first world Hindi conference on 10th January 1975 in Nagpur. Moreover, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, in 2006, announced the World Hindi Conference as an annual event.
Third Most Widely Spoken Language:
After English and Mandarin, the largest number of people speaking a single language are the Hindi speakers.
The Official Language of India:
There are a total of 22 scheduled languages in India. However, the government of India has regarded only two languages, Hindi and English as the official languages of the republic.
Part of the Life:
More than 77% of the population of India is capable of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Hindi. Also, Hindi is a part of the daily life and work of people.
This language is considered easier to understand and learn, as compared to any other language. In Hindi, one writes the word the same way that one pronounces them. Moreover, the Hindi language is a subject of study and research in more than 130 universities and institutions across the world. Native speakers of Hindi speak the word ‘Namaste’ the most number of times.
Hindi On Internet:
According to an estimate, one out of every five people use Hindi to access the internet. Also, Hindi is one of the only 7 Indian languages that are used to form web addresses on the internet.
Hindi In Oxford English Dictionary
One can understand the expanse, influence, and popularity of the language from the fact that every year, the Oxford English Dictionary adds numerous Hindi words into the English vocabulary. Further, the English words like ‘bazaar’, ‘verandah’ and ‘jungle’ come from Hindi only.
Hindi is an incredible language. Also, it is the language of India, and for the Indian.
This Hindi Diwas, let’s take a pledge to increase the use of Hindi in our daily conversations and dealings, wherever possible. In fact, there is nothing to be ashamed of it!