70th Hindi Diwas: Importance And Significance Of The Day!!

70th Hindi Diwas: Importance And Significance Of The Day!!

70th Hindi Diwas: Importance And Significance Of The Day!!

New Delhi: Hindi Diwas will be celebrating its 70th birthday on Saturday, 14 September. The importance of Hindi as a language is denoted by the fact that Hindi is the world’s fourth language and as many as 250 million people speak Hindi. Does the question arise why 14 September is celebrated as Hindi Diwas every year? The reason why 14 September is marked as Hindi Diwas is that on this day in 1949, the Constitution Assembly of India adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India. But the adoption of Hindi as the official language into effect on 26 January 1950.

Under Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagari was adopted as the official language of India. There are 22 scheduled languages of India and two are used officially on the Union Government of India level: Hindi and English. 

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The journey of Hindi becoming the official language was not as easy as one would believe. Many stalwarts and prominent Hindi poets such as Beohar Rajendra Simha along with Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt, and Seth Govind Das stayed the course and contributed in making Hindi the official language of India. Hindi, no doubt, is an important language not only on the Central level but also in the Hindi belt of the country. Many states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. majorly rely on Hindi for communication. The majority of the school and colleges provide education in Hindi or make Hindi subject as a part of their syllabus. 

The world first heard Hindi on a globally level when the former Prime Minister of India Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the first Indian Prime Minister to deliver a speech in Hindi in the UN. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Former External Affairs Minister late Sushma Swaraj followed the trend. Hindi is facing a tough battle with English and is, slowly and gradually, losing the reach. So on the 70th birthday of Hindi Diwas, gift yourself some Hindi books and read them, we insist.  


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