10 January 2017 Current Affairs: The 12th World Hindi Day was celebrated on 10 January 2017 across the world. To mark the occasion, special events were organised by non-resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) to spread the greatness of Hindi language.
World Hindi Day was first observed on 10 January 2006. The day is celebrated alongside the National Hindi Diwas that is being celebrated on 14 September.
The National Hindi Diwas is celebrated annually to mark the day, 14 September 1949, on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the Official Language of the Union.
The World Hindi Day seeks to promote Hindi at the global stage, while the National Hindi Diwas is celebrated across the country.
Hindi Language : Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world. In India, Hindi is spoken as a mother tongue by more than 250 million people.
Hindi is a native language for most people living in New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Fiji adopted Hindi as an official language. The dialect of Hindi spoken in Fiji is known as Fiji Baat.