After independence, Hindi was given the status of official language on 14 September 1949. That’s why Hindi Diwas is celebrated every 14th of September. By justifying this day in India, special efforts are made to bring the beauty of Hindi language and its literature to the world. India is a country of unity in diversity. As the culture changes in this country, so does the language, but Hindi is spoken in most of the states including North India. Special programs are organized in government offices across the country on the occasion of National Hindi Day. Not only this, on the day of Hindi Diwas, various competitions are organized in many places for the progress of Hindi language and to develop interest in the language among children. On this day, students are taught to respect Hindi and use Hindi in daily practice. People share poems and slogans to each other on Hindi Diwas.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated with the aim of creating awareness among the people about Hindi. Being an Indian, it is the duty of every citizen to respect their Hindi language. That is why we are giving you some interesting and important information related to the history of Hindi Diwas and related to this day, which you all need to know.
Important things related to Hindi Diwas
Nowadays, children are given more emphasis on speaking English language instead of Hindi. In this era of competition, the demand for English language has increased, but it does not mean that we should not know about our national language. This is the reason behind celebrating Hindi Diwas that you should work in English but you should also have good knowledge of Hindi. Various programs have been run by our government to promote Hindi. Today, the leaders of the country are giving importance to giving speeches in Hindi even abroad. This is being done so that the importance of Hindi language is understood in India as well as at the world level. So let’s know the history of Hindi Diwas and some important things related to this day.
– Hindi language is the third most spoken language in the world. Because it is one of the oldest languages in the world.
– The reason behind considering 14th September as Hindi Diwas is very old. In the year 1918, Mahatma Gandhi’s friend “Nono” had called Hindi the language of the people and asked to make it the national language of the country. But those who did politics in the name of caste-language never allowed Hindi to become the national language.
– After independence, many efforts were made by famous people like Kaka Kalelkar, Maithilisharan Gupta, Ramchandra Shukla, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Seth Govinddas and Vyohar Rajendra Singh to get Hindi the status of national language.
– Due to tireless efforts, on September 14, 1949, the Indian Constitution gave Hindi language the status of the official language of the Republic of India. It was approved to be used as an official language by the Indian Constitution on 26 September 1950.
– Many people were not happy with Hindi being made the official language and started opposing it. Due to this protest, later English was also given the status of official language.
– In the context of making Hindi the official language in Section 343 (1) of Chapter 17 of the Constitution of India, it has been written something like this, ‘The official language of the Union shall be Hindi and the script Devanagari. The form of numerals to be used for the official purposes of the Union shall be the international form.
– After this decision, on the request of Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha to spread Hindi in every region, since 1953, 14 September was celebrated every year as Hindi Diwas all over India.
Some Interesting Things Related to Hindi Diwas
There is no doubt that the number of English speakers is increasing continuously because English language is a world class language, due to which communication becomes easy. But this does not mean at all that we should hesitate to speak or learn our mother tongue. If we do this, it will reach the verge of extinction. The reason for celebrating Hindi Diwas is also that the whole of India should understand the importance of Hindi, know it and speak it so that this language can become the language of the people. At the same time, people can be made to realize that unless they use it, this language will not develop. You must have this feeling towards Hindi language in your mind that Hindi is a mother tongue and not just a language. Here we are going to tell you some such interesting things related to Hindi Day, knowing that the Hindi language will be proud.
– There is no article in Hindi grammar like there are ‘the’ and ‘a’ in English language. One of the good things about Hindi language is that you will write a word exactly the way you speak it.
– Hindi is one of the 7 languages of India which is used to create web addresses (URLs).
– Of course, Hindi is the official language of India and the mother tongue of us Indians, but it is not the national language of India. The Hindi language has been recognized as the ‘official language’ of India under Article 343 of the Constitution.
– Hindi has not one but many dialects. Prominent among those dialects are Awadhi, Brajbhasha, Kannauji, Bundeli, Bagheli, Bhojpuri, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Chhattisgarhi, Malvi, Jharkhandi, Kumaoni, Magahi etc.
– The word ‘Namaste’ is the most used word in Hindi language.
– You will also be surprised to know that the first literature on the history of Hindi language was composed by “Grasin de Taisi”, a French writer.
– Very few people know that Hindi is taught in hundreds of universities around the world and millions of people all over the world speak Hindi. Not only this, Hindi is one of the five most spoken languages across the world.
– According to Google, the number of people reading content in Hindi is increasing every year by 94 percent, while in English this rate is 17 percent annually. It is estimated that in the coming few years, internet users in Hindi will exceed those using internet in English. This is the reason that now most of the websites are being launched in Hindi language as well.
– Apart from India, Hindi language is Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, South Africa, Mauritius, Yemen, Uganda, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Japan, UK, Germany, New Zealand and Trinad and Tobago, Canada Spoken in other countries.
– Hindi has been given the status of an official language in the island of Fiji located in Melanesia of the South Pacific Ocean.
– There is a difference between Hindi Day and World Hindi Day, Hindi Day is celebrated on 14 September and on the other hand, World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10 January.