India is a land of a unique culture with vibrant colours, rich traditions, beautiful landscapes, and a variety of languages. Each state has its own regional language, with even more different languages in the remote and tribal areas. A language is a form of communication that is adopted by a particular community or a region.
Every year on 14 September, India celebrated Hindi Diwas also known as Hindi Day. The first Hindi Day was celebrated on September 14, 1953, after the then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru decided to commemorate this day as Hindi Diwas. On September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly accepted Hindi in the Devanagari script as the official language of India. Hindi is our second official language after English. Hindi is one of the most prominent languages of India, spoken by around 26 crore people out of 121 languages and 270 mother tongues.
Hindi Day in India is celebrated with seminars, quizzes, other activities in schools and other educational institutions. Extempore speech, essay writing in Hindi are also organised in an attempt to make promote the language.
As part of Hindi Divas Celebration 2021, Films Division is observing Hindi Pakhwada from September 1 to September, 15 to promote use of practical Hindi in official work. To encourage the officers and officials for working in Hindi, various competitions were organised. Dictation, essay writing, elocution competitions, quiz competition, were amongst the few, a government statement added.
On this day, Hindi was adopted as one of the official languages of India. September 14, 1949, was also the 50th birthday of the great literary historian Beohar Rajendra Simha whose contributions are noteworthy. This amendment was officially documented by the Constitution of India on the Republic Day of the following year, that is January 26, 1950.
It was on September 14, 1949, when the efforts of many literary historians like Beohar Rajendra Simha, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt and Seth Govind Das came to fruition. On this day, Hindi was adopted as one of the official languages of India. September 14, 1949, was also the 50th birthday of the great literary historian Beohar Rajendra Simha whose contributions are noteworthy. This amendment was officially documented by the Constitution of India on the Republic Day of the following year, that is January 26, 1950.
This day is also observed as a national holiday, and the government offices are closed in the spirit of celebrating this National Language Day- Hindi Diwas Day.
The Parliamentary offices also do not hold back on the celebrations. The President of the country presents an award of appreciation to the individuals who have contributed exceedingly to the field of Hindi and brought laurels to our country. It is a moment of pride to all the countrymen to witness this program.
The significance of Hindi Diwas lies in the long and extensive campaign lead by brave men like Kaka Kalekar, who sacrificed so much to earn this liberty. India faced intra-state conflicts after Independence. The National adhesion that was present during the struggle for Independence was under significant risk as people from different linguistic communities started to fight for their languages. At this hour, Hindi was chosen to be one of the 22 national words to honour the diversity of India.
Thus, Hindi was the string that held India together as a united nation. It proved to be the perfect solution to maintain India’s integrity and unity.