Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September every year
On 14th September 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as the official language of India
The day also marks the birth anniversary of Beohar Rajendra Simha to commemorate his significant efforts in adopting Hindi as the official language of India.
National Hindi Day or Hindi Diwas is celebrated on September 14th of every year to raise awareness about the importance of the Hindi language. The day also commemorates the event when India adopted ‘Hindi’ as one of the official languages of India. The Constituent Assembly of India recognised the Hindi language as the official language in 1949. Post that, The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, decided to celebrate Hindi Diwas on September 14th, every year.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated in different schools, colleges and educational institutions. They conduct various events and activities that promote the Hindi language. Students participate in essay writing, letter writing, and Poem recitation competitions.
To promote the Hindi language, Public Sector units (PSUs), various ministries, departments, nationalised banks, and citizens are felicitated with prestigious awards like Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar and Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar.
History Behind Hindi Diwas
It took several efforts of many renowned activists, writers, and poets to adopt Hindi as the official language. The objective behind this initiative was to streamline administration and make things easier in running the nation.
Furthermore, this day also marks the birth anniversary of Beohar Rajendra Simha. He was an acclaimed Indian Scholar, Hindi Stalwart, and littérateur. He made a significant contribution to adopting Hindi as the official language of the country.
World Hindi Day
People celebrate World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas across the world on January 10th of every year. The day marks the first World Hindi Conference that was held in 1975. The day promotes the use of the Hindi language.
People celebrated Vishwa Hindi Diwas for the first time on January 10, 2006, across the globe.
Facts About The Hindi Language
- Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world as there are about 615 million native Hindi speakers in the world.
- Hindi is spoken in many other countries of the world. Some countries include Pakistan, Trinidad, Surinam, Mauritius, New Zealand, South Africa, Nepal and many more.
- The Hindi language is a descendant of the Sanskrit language, an ancient language of India
- English has borrowed many words from the Hindi language. Some of the familiar words are pyjama, yoga, jungle, chutney, bungalow, mantra, guru, and many more to list.
- Article 351 of the Constitution states that it shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language to develop it so that it may serve as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India.
Government Efforts For Hindi
To enhance the use of the Hindi language in the United Nations, India has contributed USD 800,000. The Indian mission stated that the Indian Government has been making continuous efforts to expand the use of Hindi at the UN.
In 2018, the Hindi@UN project was launched, in collaboration with the UN Department of Public Information. The aim is to increase the public outreach of the United Nations in the Hindi language.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who started Hindi Diwas?
The Constituent Assembly recognised ‘Hindi’ as the official language on 14th September 1949. After that, The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, decided to celebrate Hindi Diwas on September 14th of every year.
When do we celebrate Hindi Diwas?
We celebrate Hindi Diwas on the 14th of September every year.
What is the importance of Hindi Diwas?
Hindi Diwas or National Hindi Day commemorates the adaptation of Hindi (written in Devanagari script) as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on September 14, 1949.
Which day is celebrated on 14th September?
We observe Hindi Diwas on the 14th of September every year to mark the popularity of Hindi as an official language of India.
When was Hindi Diwas celebrated for the first time?
India celebrated its first Hindi Diwas on 14 September 1953.
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