Consulate General of India (CGI), Vancouver celebrated Vishwa Hindi Diwas or World Hindi Day on January 17, 2023 at Fraserview Banquet Hall, Vancouver, BC in association with various local Indian Community Organizations which promotes Hindi in lower mainland.
The celebrations included poem recitals from poets who represented various organizations and many dance performances. Beautiful dance performances at this event were provided by Sudnya Dance Academy, Mudra School of Dance, & Spirit of Dance Academy.
Significance of Vishwa Hindi Diwas or World Hindi Day:
Vishwa Hindi Diwas is observed on January 10. The day is observed to promote the language. January 10 also marks the anniversary of the language being spoken for the first time in the United Nations General Assembly. Vishwa Hindi Diwas is different from Hindi Diwas, which is observed on September 14. World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas is celebrated to promote Hindi outside of India and Hindi Diwas is celebrated within India.
Inputs for this article were received from India Cultural Association of Vancouver.