Hindi Diwas 2021: India celebrates Hindi Diwas every year on 14th September to celebrate the Hindi adoption in the Devanagari script as one of the official languages of the country. One of the reasons behind celebrating this day is to prevent Hindi negligence and the increase of English language usage in the nation as well.
History of Hindi Diwas
The constituent assembly of India accepted Hindi, written in Devanagari script, as India’s official language on 14th September 1949. On 14th September 1953, the first Hindi Day was observed officially. The reason behind adopting the Hindi language as one of the official languages was to simplify administration in a nation having multiple languages.
Significance of Hindi Day
To promote the Hindi language, Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year. In order to promote the Hindi language, usage of Hindi is advised in place of English in every government office. On this day, many literary and cultural events are organized across the nation. On this day, Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar and Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar are also given to ministries, departments, PSUs (Public Sector Units), Nationalised banks, and citizens for their promotion and contribution of Hindi.
Interesting Facts of Hindi
- The word Hindi is obtained from the Persian word ‘Hindi’, which means the “Land of the Indus River”
- In India, more than 48 crore people speak Hindi
- Across the world, 176 universities teach Hindi as a language
- World Hindi Day is observed on 10th January, every year
- Bihar is the first Indian state to adopt the Hindi language officially