14 September is celebrated as Hindi Diwas across the country. To honor Hindi, it has been celebrated as Hindi Diwas by dedicating a day to it. Mahatma Gandhi had also talked about making Hindi the national language of the country. Gandhiji had also called Hindi the language of the people. Apart from him, many litterateurs also made many efforts for Hindi, but even after many efforts, Hindi could not get the status of national language. On September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly accepted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of India. On this day, the government of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru decided to celebrate 14 September every year as Hindi Diwas. Officially the first Hindi Day was celebrated on 14 September 1953.
What is the purpose of celebrating Hindi Diwas?
The purpose of celebrating Hindi Diwas is to make people aware that unless they use Hindi completely, the Hindi language cannot develop. That is why it is advised to use Hindi in place of English in all government offices for the purpose of promoting Hindi on 14th September. Apart from this Hindi week is also celebrated. Hindi Week is celebrated for a week from 14th September. Different competitions are organized throughout this week. This event is organized both in the school and in the office. Its basic objective is to increase the spirit of development for Hindi language among the people, not limited to Hindi Diwas only.
How is Hindi Divas celebrated?
Many programs take place during Hindi Diwas. On this day, students are taught to have respect for Hindi and use of Hindi in daily practice, in which Hindi essay writing, debate, competition etc. take place. Bhasha Samman was started on Hindi Diwas to inspire people towards Hindi. This honor will be given every year to such a personality of the country who has made a special contribution for the use and upliftment of Hindi language among the people. For this, one lakh one thousand rupees are given as an honor.