Significance of Hindi Divas and the Reason we Celebrate it?
14th September is celebrated as Hindi divas across India because on this dayour independent Consitution assembly decided that Hindi will be the officiallanguage of India.
After this decision in 1949, In the year 1953, RashtrabhashaPrachar Samiti in Wardha requested everyone to celebrate 14th September asHindi divas and spread the Hindi language around the areas of India.
Hindi has a great significance as it was written in Devanagriscript and it is the most popular language among all languages spoken in India.One of the official languages of union government is Hindi and the other isEnglish.
According to data, Hindi is 4th most spoken language in thewhole world after Chinese, Spanish and English.
Why we celebrate Hindi Divas?
We were ruled by Britishers for almost 2 centuries, during thattime Hindi was suppressed and was looked like a backward and puny language.After we got independence, we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere. Therewas a big task ahead of us to make India strong in all fields and make it anindependent nation.
India faced many challenges in the economy, infrastructure,politics and even in language as well. People were confused that what will bethe language of India now? Due to this, the government of India decided thatHindi will be the official language of India.
Primary language to communicate with each other as well as tothe public for the central government is Hindi. The state government is allowedto choose their language as India is a state of many cultures and languages. 22other languages have given the status of official language including Hindi andEnglish.
There are also a few languages that are classified as classicbecause of their rich history and heritage. These languages are Sanskrit,Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam, Kannada. The government has given them theaward of classical language.
What is the significance of Hindi Divas?
On this day almost every school, college or educationalinstitute celebrates Hindi divas by organizing a few competitions for thestudents. Competition like literary speaking and writing are very popular. Theyalso get to know the real significance of Hindi as a language by participatingin different competitions like reciting Hindi poetry, Hindi debate, essaywriting in Hindi and many more.
Users on social media also celebrate by quoting and postingpoems of their favorite poet in Hindi.
This day is celebrated to honor the language and to unite the nation as thisgives a feeling that everyone in this country is connected somewhere.
On this day, our president Mr. Ram Nath Kovind will also award people who had done something to raise the honor of the language Hindi by Rajbhash award at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.