On September 14, India celebrated Hindi Diwas, also known as Hindi Day, to honour the adoption of Hindi in the Devanagari script as one of the nation’s official languages. The holiday is observed every year on September 14th. A variety of literary and cultural events are held around the country on this day, in which people get together to honour outstanding works of Hindi literature.
History Hindi Diwas:
In 1949, the Constituent Assembly declared Hindi to be the official language of India, and it became so on September 14, 1949. The inaugural Hindi Day, also known as Hindi Diwas, was celebrated on September 14, 1953.
During that time period, a number of well-known and up-and-coming activists, poets, and writers attempted to have Hindi recognised as the official language of the country. The primary goal of incorporating Hindi as one of the official languages was to streamline administration and make the process of governing the country as straightforward as possible.
The day also marks the 49th anniversary of the birth of Beohar Rajendra Simha, who was born on September 14, 1949, and is widely regarded as the driving force behind the adoption of Hindi as the official language of India.
Significance of Hindi Diwas
It is recommended that Hindi be used in place of English in all government departments in order to increase appreciation and respect for the language. Additionally, people are commemorating famous works of Hindi literature in conjunction with the celebrations. Awards such as the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar and the Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar are given to public sector units (PSUs), nationalised banks, ministries, departments, and individual individuals for their contributions to and promotion of the Hindi language.
Interesting facts regarding the Hindi language:
The word Hindi comes from the Persian word ‘Hind,’ which literally translates as “country of the Indus River.”
The Hindi language, which originated in India and is the fourth most spoken language in the world, is spoken by as many as 250 million people as the original language.
The Hindi language has inspired many English words, including an avatar, bungalow, guru, jungle, khaki, karma, loot, mantra, nirvana, pyjamas, sorbet, shampoo, thug, typhoon, and yoga.
Suriname, Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, and Nepal are all countries where Hindi is spoken.