Hindi Diwas 2017 : Take Pride in speaking ‘Hindi’

Do You Know the History Behind It?


Hindi Diwas is being celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm across the country every year to remember the historic occasion of the Hindi. It is celebrated every year to pay tribute to the mother tongue/language of India. Every year President present the Rajbhasha awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Rajbhasha awards were instituted by the Department of Official Language of Home Ministry to recognize the excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks in the field of Hindi.

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The Constitutional Assembly declared Hindi as the official language unanimously on September 14, 1949 and adopted Hindi in Devanagri Script as the official language of the union under Article (343) in 1950.

Hindi language has travelled a long journey to make its presence felt in the World. The decision of using Hindi language as an official language of India was legalized by the Constitution of India on 26th of January in 1950. The Constituent Assembly of the country adopted Hindi language as the official language of India.

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Facts related to the Hindi Language:-

  • The Hindi language in India has a big history which belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family.
  • After being an independent country, the Government of India has made a goal to standardize the mother tongue means the Hindi language with the grammar and orthography.
  • Devanagari script is used to bring uniformity in writing.
  • Hindi is spoken in many other countries of the world including Mauritius, Pakistan, Surinam, Trinidad and some other countries.
  • It is spoken as a native language by 258 million people and it is recognized as the 4th largest language in the whole world.
  • It have its roots with Sanskrit languages, going back to nearly 5,000 BC.
  • Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14 September because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of the country adopted Hindi language.
  • Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India.
  • Hindi became an official language in India in 1965.
  • At the state level, Hindi is the official language of the following Indian states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

This auspicious day is celebrated in the schools, colleges, private offices, government offices, educational institutes and organizations and other enterprises as Hindi Diwas with the variety of unique activities, programs and competitions organized related to Hindi poems, story recitations, vocabulary quizzes and many more.

Hindi diwas is an event which heartily gives the opportunity to Indian people to promote the Hindi language. It motivates and brings positive perceptions about Hindi among youths. So, we should celebrate Hindi Diwas with great enthusiasm every year by participating in the variety of programs organized in the school, college, community or society in order to heartily feel the importance of Hindi language.

Hindi diwas celebration takes place all over the country which marks the importance of our mother tongue and why we should take pride in speaking Hindi.

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