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Hindi Journalism Day Celebrated In India to Mark 187 Years of Hindi Journalism

May 31, 2013 12:19 IST

30 May: Hindi Journalism Day or Hindi Patrakarita Diwas

30 May is celebrated as the Hindi Journalism Day in India’s journalism every year. On 30 May 1826, the first Hindi newspaper of India called Udant Martand was edited and published. With this, the Hindi Journalism completed its 187 years in India.

First Hindi newspaper was initiated by Jugal Kishor Shukla. Hindi daily publishing took place in Braj and Khari languages. Jugal Kishor Shukla helped in creating journalism as the fourth pillar of the Indian democracy.

About Udant Martand- the first Hindi newspaper of India

• Udant Martand was the first Hindi newspaper in India.
• It was published from Calcutta.
• It was published on 30 May 1826, which is celebrated as the Hindi Journalism Day or Hindi Patrakarita Diwas.
• However, Udant Martand could not be published for long due to higher postal rates as well as distant readership.

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