Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a message on World Hindi Day on Tuesday, said interest in learning Hindi is growing across the world with growing international influence of India.

In a message released by the External Affairs Ministry on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said linking Hindi with technology will help in establishing it as a global language.

World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year, marking the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975. The first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.