Hindi Diwas 2022: Today on September 14, 2022, our country is celebrating Hindi Diwas. This day is organized every year to promote Hindi, the mother tongue of crores of people. Hindi language is used in almost half the area of India. Apart from this, there are many other countries also where the number of Hindi speakers is significant. Hindi is now promoted from country to abroad. For this purpose, today’s date is celebrated as National Hindi Day every year. In this news we will tell you some interesting facts related to Hindi language. Let’s know….
The name ‘Hindi’ is derived from Persian
Yes, you will be surprised to know that the name Hindi is derived from the Persian language. Hindi means the land of the river Indus. Everyone knows that the Indus Valley Civilization of India was quite ancient. It was situated on the banks of the river Indus. Hence the Persians called the people living on the banks of the Indus as Hindu and the language spoken by them as Hindi.
About 50 crore people speak Hindi in the country
At present, about 50 crore people use Hindi language in India. Apart from this, there is a sizeable population of Hindi speaking people in foreign countries as well. Due to this huge number, Hindi is considered to be the third most spoken language in the world. Talking about the world, about 600 million people use Hindi language.
Millions of Hindi speakers in other countries
Yes, Hindi language is not limited only to the Indian territory. Apart from India, Hindi is also widely spoken in countries like Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Nepal. Indians who settled in other countries from India centuries ago have preserved their mother tongue in foreign countries till now.
Hindi is not the national language
Hindi is not the national language but the official language. On 14 September 1949, Devanagari script Hindi was accepted as the official language of India. At the same time, Hindi was recognized as an official language on 26 January 1950 under Article 343 of the Constitution. Apart from this, English has also been recognized. States are free to recognize their own official language.
World Hindi Day and National Hindi Day are different
Hindi Diwas is celebrated twice a year on 10 January and 14 September. World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10 January and National Hindi Day on 14 September. However, the purpose of both is the propagation of Hindi. The government of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru announced in the Parliament to celebrate 14 September as Hindi Diwas. Officially National Hindi Day was celebrated on 14 September 1953.
Hindi words taken in English
English words, including many English words such as avatar, bangla, guru, jungle, khaki, karma, loot, mantra, nirvana, punch, pajama, sherbet, shampoo, thug, storm and yoga, are derived from Hindi.