On September 14, India celebrates Hindi Diwas. As a country, we celebrate many such occasions like Teachers Day, Children's Day and more, but Hindi Diwas is unique as it celebrates the language that binds India together. Post Independence, the Constituent Assembly Of India adopted Hindi as the Official Language of the Republic of India on September 14, 1949, and hence, this date is auspicious. It was due to the efforts made by Hindi stalwart Beohar Rajendra Sinha that Hindi became the official language of India. It was on his 50th Birthday that the Assembly adopted the language. Even though it were Beohar's efforts that led to this move, it was Mahatma Gandhi who initially rooted for language Hindi to be the official language of India.
Later in the year 1950, under article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi language written in Devanagari script was adopted as the official language of Free India. It is the language that binds everyone together as everyone knows, speaks and understands the language. Be it in Punjab or South, Hindi is a preferred language. While in school, it is taught as a second language. For years, the debate has been that Hindi should be made the National Language of India, however, Government is yet to confer it as the same. As of now, no language has the status of the national language.
On Hindi Diwas, many events are held by Government as well as private entities. In Schools and Colleges, students are encouraged to deliver speeches in the official language whereas Government gives out awards like Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar and Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar to those who have put in serious efforts to retain and reform Hindi language. Speeches from Prime Minister as well as Union Minister take place. In societies, various events celebrating Hindi music and shayaris are organised.
Happy Hindi Diwas to all.
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