Every year, January 10 is observed as World Hindi Day. The day marks the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975. The first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. The first World Hindi Day was observed in the year 2006.
The word Hindi is originated from the Persian word Hind, which means the ‘land of the Indus River’.Hindi is one of the seven Indian languages that can be used to make web URLs. Hindi is the first language of around 430 million people around the world.
The gender aspects of Hindi are very strict. All nouns in Hindi possess genders and the adjectives and verbs change according to gender. Apart from India, the language is also spoken in Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Fiji and Mauritius. Hindi and Nepalese share the same script – Devanagari. Many English words have been derived from Hindi, such as chutney, loot, bungalow, guru, jungle, karma, yoga, thug, avatar and so on.