Hindi Day 2021

Hindi Day - Hindi Diwas

14 September 2021

Hindi Diwas, celebrated annually on 14 September, is a day of homage and recognition of the Hindi language in Indian communities around the world. This significant day marks the historic moment on 14 September 1949 when the Constituent Assembly of India chose Hindi, written in the Devanagari alphabet, as one of the official languages of the independent state of India. September 14, 1949 marked the 50th birthday of Hindi scholar and promoter Beohar Rajendra Simha, whose constant efforts contributed to the adoption of Hindi as one of India's 22 official languages. This decision underlined the importance of Hindi in building India's national identity, reflecting the country's linguistic and cultural diversity.

Native speakers of Hindi dialects make up an estimated 30% - 41% of India's population (360 million speakers). Hindi is currently one of the two official languages in India's Constitution, English being the second.

Hindi Day - Hindi Diwas

Hindi, with its origins in Sanskrit, is recognised as one of the oldest Indo-European languages and is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world. Hindi has also influenced other languages, including English, contributing words such as avatar, jungle, guru, karma, mantra, yoga, ayurveda and shampoo.

On the occasion of the recent celebration of Hindi Diwas, the Embassy of India in Romania, Moldova and Albania organised a special event highlighting the role of Hindi as a cultural bridge between nations. His Excellency Rahul Shrivastava, Ambassador of India to Romania, presented important aspects of the language's history and announced a cultural agreement between Romania and India to promote the languages and cultures of both countries.


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The event included poetry and music recitals in Hindi, showcasing the diversity and richness of Indian culture. Andrei Gamulea, President of the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Non-Conventional Medicine, was one of the special guests.

Thus, Hindi Diwas is more than a celebration of the Hindi language, it is a symbol of cultural diversity and plurality in India and the world, promoting intercultural understanding and respect. This day reiterates the importance of Hindi as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi, who considered Hindi as the 'language of the masses' and advocated its recognition as the national language of India.