Hindi Divas Musings: The Significance of Celebrating 'Hindi'
National Hindi Divas also is known as Hindi Day is observed on September 14 every year in India. The day is observed to promote Hindi as Matra Bhasha (mother tongue) of India and to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values among the people of the country and abroad. For a nation with 22 scheduled languages, a new language for almost every corner of the country, the establishment of Hindi, written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India was a major event.
People across the nation celebrate the day by organizing some of the literary festivals like Hindi poetry sessions, Hindi essay writing competitions, Hindi speech contests, and other events.
On 14 September 1949, the Hindi language was adopted as the official language of the country by the Constituent Assembly of India. As per the report, two years after the independence, the newly formed administration was reeling under the pressure to bring together the multiple linguistic, cultural and religious groups of the nation. It was believed that the unification of the country had to be done along with giving it a unique national flavor. In a country that did not have anyone language giving it a unique national identity. Therefore, there was this language, Hindi, which provided itself as the solution for unification.
The date designated as Hindi Divas, September 14, 1949, also marked the 50th birthday of Beohar Rajendra Simha, a famous artist who made important contributions to highlight the importance of Hindi and pushed it to become the official language of the country.
Initially, the Indian Constitution and laws were written in English until Hindi was added as an official language. Simha designed the final Constitution of India which became as one of the most beautiful constitutions in the world.
Finally, on January 26, 1950, and Under the Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi language written in Devanagari script was adopted as the official language of the nation. While India has two 'official' languages, namely, Hindi and English, there is no designated 'national language'.
In order to celebrate the day, here we have curated some Hindi Divas wishes, quotes, and messages, which you can share with everyone.
"Hum Hindi hi apnaenge, isko ucha le janenge
Hindi Bharat ki bhasha hai, hum duniya ko dikhaenge."
"Bharat Maa ke baal par saji swarnim bindu hun
Main Bharat ki beti aapki apni Hindi hun"
"Angrezi Bharat ke lie upyogi hai, lekin Hindi Bharat ke lie zaroori hai.."