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Added on : 2024-05-30 11:39:04

Hindi Journalism Day is observed annually on May 30 in India. This day honors the launch of the first Hindi newspaper, 'Udant Martand', which debuted on May 30, 1826. This newspaper was instrumental in raising awareness about the country's freedom struggle.

At that time, Hindi was the primary medium of communication in India, and 'Udant Martand' played a crucial role in disseminating information across the nation. Vernacular journalism has been pivotal in enabling people to understand current events in their native language, ensuring that information reached every household in the country. Each year, Hindi Journalism Day celebrates the inception of Hindi journalism, which has enabled people across India to access reliable information in their mother tongue.


The origins of Hindi Journalism Day trace back to May 30, 1826, when the first Hindi newspaper, 'Udant Martand' (The Rising Sun), was published. The newspaper was founded by Pandit Jugal Kishore Shukla, who is often revered as the father of Hindi journalism. 'Udant Martand' was a weekly publication that played a pivotal role in disseminating information and ideas to the Hindi-speaking population of India during the colonial period.



Editor & Publisher : Dr Dhimant Purohit


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