Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is celebrated annually on 14th September to commemorate the Hindi language.
The celebration started in 1949 when the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India. It was the work of Seth Govind Das, Maithili Sharan Gupt and Kaka Kalelkar that Hindi became India’s official language. The day falls on another Hindi scholar Beohar Rajendra Simha 50th birthday, who was known for his illustrations in the original final manuscript of the Constitution of India.
The Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as the official language of the Republic of India on 14 September 1949. However, the idea of using it as the official language was accepted by the country’s constitution on 26 January 1950. According to Article 434 of the Indian constitution, Hindi written in Devanagari script was adopted as the official language of India.
This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in schools, colleges, and offices as everybody participates in writing articles, poems, speech and essays in Hindi along with this there are various competitions and cultural events held in Hindi day. President of India award prizes for work in Hindi related field at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Rajbhasha Awards are distributed to departments, ministries, PSUs and nationalized banks.
In the order dated 25 March 2015, the Ministry of Home Affairs has changed the name of two awards given annually on Hindi Diwas. The ‘Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar‘, ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar‘ and ‘Rajiv Gandhi National Knowledge Science Fundamental Past Writing Award‘ established in 1986 has been changed to Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraska.
It is a day to emphasize the importance of the Hindi language which is losing its importance in a country where the English speaking population is considered sensible. It is sad to see that during job interviews, English-speaking people are given preference over others. It is time to reverse the partisan view. Hindi Diwas is a great step to emphasize the importance of our national language as well as our culture.
It is a way of reminding the youth about their roots. No matter where we reach and what we do, if we stay grounded and in sync with our roots, we remain unstoppable. Each year, this day reminds us of our true identity and unites us with the people of our country. We must uphold culture and values and this day serves as a reminder for this. Hindi Day is a day that inspires us with patriotic spirit.
The Hindi language is facing a rapid decline in various foreign languages and it is necessary to celebrate Hindi DIWAS to understand the need of mother tongue and its importance, it provides an opportunity to know Hindi language and its importance, everyone should celebrate this day with great enthusiasm.