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14 September: National Hindi Divas

The National Hindi Divas (हिंदी दिवस), an annual literary-day is observed on 14 September in Hindi speaking regions of India and other countries with Hindi speaking population.

Observance of this day aims to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values. It also seeks to promote Hindi as matra bhasha (mother tongue) of India and show its importance as a language in country and world at large.

On this occasion President Ram Nath Kovind will present the Rajbhasha awards for Year 2016-17 at Rashtrapati Bhawan. These awards were instituted by Department of Official Language of Union Home Ministry to recognize excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks in field of Hindi. The day is also celebrated in schools, colleges, offices, organizations and other enterprises with unique programs and competitions organized related to Hindi poems, story recitations and vocabulary quizzes.

National Hindi Divas

Hindi Divas is celebrated to mark adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14 September 1949. The decision of using Hindi as official language was ratified by Constitution of India which came into effect on 26 January 1950. Under the Article 343 of Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagri script was adopted as the official language. But presently, there are 2 official languages: Hindi and English.

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14 September: National Hindi Divas

National Hindi Divas (हिंदी दिवस) is an annual literary-day celebrated on 14 September in Hindi speaking regions of India and other countries with Hindi speaking population.

Significance: It seeks to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values. It also seeks to promote the Matra Bhasha i.e. mother tongue of India and show its importance as a language in the country and the world at large.

On the occasion of 2015 Hindi Divas, President Pranab Mukherjee presented Rajbhasa awards in various categories at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

These Rajbhasa awards are instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag of Union Ministry of Home Affairs and recognize Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks and others for their excellent contribution in the field of Hindi.

About National Hindi Divas

  • National Hindi Divas is observed to mark adaptation of Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14 September 1949.
  • The decision of using Hindi as the official language was ratified by the Constitution of India which came into effect on 26 January 1950.
  • Under the Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagri script was adopted as the official language. But presently, there are 2 official languages: Hindi and English.

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