Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.
He said all languages in India originated from Sanskrit "and Hindi is the most convenient language for most of the population.
"Hindi ... (is) the fourth most spoken language of the world.
Wish everyone on Hindi Day," he tweeted.
"Though all Indian languages, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, originated from Sanskrit, Hindi is the most convenient for most of the population," he said.
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