Hindi Diwas celebrated on September 14, 2020

Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is being celebrated on September 14, 2020 across India in order to mark the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages of India and to make people aware of the language.

Hindi, an Indo-Aryan language written in the Devanagari script, was adopted under Article 343 of the Indian Constitution. It is to be noted that in addition to Hindi Day, World Hindi Day is also celebrated on 10 January every year.

Hindi Day: At a Glance

After the independence of the country in the year 1947, apart from the rules and the law, the issue of the official language of the new nation was also important in the Constitution as India had hundreds of languages ​​and thousands of dialects. After much deliberation, Hindi and English were chosen as the official languages ​​of the new nation.
On 14 September 1949, the Constituent Assembly accepted Hindi written in Devanagari script along with English as the official language of the nation. Later Jawaharlal Nehru Government decided to celebrate September 14 as Hindi Day every year, seeing the importance of this historic day. The first official Hindi day was observed on 14 September 1953.

Constitutional provisions for Hindi language

Under Article 351 of the Constitution, it is the responsibility of the central government to develop and promote Hindi as a medium of expression. In addition to the official language, 22 other languages ​​are included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

Celebrations on  Hindi Diwas

On this day, there are many programs, various types of competitions are organized in many places to develop interest in children towards the language. Students are taught respect for Hindi and use of Hindi in daily practice etc.