Hindi Diwas 2021: Know why Hindi Diwas is celebrated on September 14 Every Year
Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on 14 September in the country. The first Hindi Day was celebrated in 1953. In fact, after independence, on 14 September 1949, the Constituent Assembly had decided to make Hindi the official language of the country. At that time most of the work of the government was done in English. But, in view of the multi-coloured culture of the country, the need was felt for a language that most part of the country with each other. After much deliberation, Hindi was chosen as the official language for this.
A Committee consisting of 20 members of the Lok Sabha and 10 members of the Rajya Sabha was constituted in accordance with the provisions of clause (4) of article 344 of the Constitution to examine the recommendations of the first Official Language Commission and to report their opinion thereon to the President. The Committee submitted its report to the President on 8th February, 1959.
Hindi Divas is celebrated every year on 14 September in India. Various programs are organized on this occasion in schools, colleges, universities and many offices. But do you know why this day dedicated to the official language is celebrated on the 14th of September every year? Let’s know.
In the year 1918, Gandhiji had asked to make Hindi the national language in the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan. Gandhiji also called it the language of the Janmanas (People of India) .
Freedom and National Language Crisis
When India became independent from the British rule in the year 1947, a big question arose about choosing the official language for this multilingual country. After long deliberations, finally on 14 September 1949, the Constituent Assembly decided to choose Hindi as the official language of the nation. With this, English was chosen as an additional official language along with Hindi in India. It is said that the Constituent Assembly accepted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the language of the nation along with the British.
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It was not an Easy Decision
However, choosing Hindi as the official language was not easy. For this, many loyal supporters rallied and lobbied in favor of Hindi. The most notable of these people were Beohar Rajendra Sinha, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt and Seth Govind Das, who also debated the issue in Parliament.
On 14 September 1949, on the 50th birthday of Beohar Rajendra Sinha, Hindi was finally chosen as the official language by the Constituent Assembly. This decision came into effect with the coming into force of the Indian Constitution on 26 January 1950. Under Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagari script was adopted as the official language.
To show the importance of this day, it was announced by the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru that every year 14 September would be celebrated as National Hindi Diwas.
Opinion : Hindi is the third largest language in the world by the number of speakers, after English and Chinese. But this number is very few among those who understand, read and write it well so It is getting under rated . Along with this, English words have also had a great influence on the Hindi language and many words have gone no colloquial existence and have been replaced by English words. Due to which the possibility of extinction of the language has also increased in the future.For this reason, such people who have knowledge of Hindi or know Hindi language, Celebrate it as National Hindi Diwas to make them aware of their duty towards Hindi, They ought to respect and take pride in speaking. The legacy should be passed on to the younger generation. Even writing in Hindi should be put into practice.
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