World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10. Despite English being a global language, Hindi continues to strengthen its position. In this era, Indian students are not only choosing Hindi as the medium in competitive exams but are also pursuing technical and medical education in Hindi, defying the increasing trend of English.
The National Education Policy places significant emphasis on Hindi. As the number of students participating in entrance exams continues to grow, there is a potential increase in students choosing Hindi as their medium of education up to the graduate level. Over the last five years, the number of students taking exams in Hindi medium has seen a notable rise, reaching an increase of one lakh students.
However, the count of students participating in the engineering entrance exam JEE Main with Hindi medium has declined from 56k to 40k, despite the number of total registrations breaking earlier records. Nevertheless, encouraging news emerges for those opting for Hindi in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam. In the previous year's Civil Services Examination (CSE), two Hindi medium students achieved success by securing positions in the Top 25 after a gap of 7 years. Despite the prevailing inclination towards English during interviews in the commission, there seems to be a gradual shift in this trend.