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Poet Balkrishna Garg conferred with 2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award

Veteran poet Balkrishna Garg was honoured with the second edition of Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 for his collection of poems for children titled ‘Baal Geet’.

He was conferred with the award by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari and National Book Trust Chairman Baldeo Bhai Sharm.

Apart from Mr. Garg, Yogendra Kumar and Hem Bhatnagar were also felicitated for their contributions to childrens literature.

Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award

  • The award was instituted in 2014 in the memory of Harikrishna Devsare, a renowned Hindi writer known for his work in the field of children’s literature. The award comprised cash prize of Rs 75,000, a shawl and a citation.
  • Harikrishna Devsare was one of the foremost writers of Hindi children’s literature and had devoted his entire life in creating children’s literature in Hindi. He died in 2013.

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10 January: World Hindi Day

The World Hindi Day is being observed annually on 10 January.

On this occasion, Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad.

The Department of Official Language (Rajbhasha) also has organised several events to mark this day.

Background

World Hindi Day was first observed on 10 January 2006. It is in addition to present National Hindi Divas which is being observed annually on 14 September to mark the day 14 September 1949 on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the Official Language of the Union.

It should be noted that World Hindi Day is the promotion of the language at the global stage. While, National Hindi Divas is being observed across the country at national level.

About Hindi

  • Hindi is the fourth most spoken language of the world. It is mother tongue of around 258 million people across the world.
  • The provision of Hindi as official Language of the Union has been mentioned in Article 120, Article 210 and Article 343, 344 and from 348 to 351.

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