Hindi Diwas 2022 will be observed on September 14 to raise awareness of the significance of the Hindi language in India. The Sanskrit language written in the Devanagari script is the source of much of the academic terminology in the Hindi language, which is one of the oldest languages. Let’s examine the history and significance of Hindi Diwas, as well as some pertinent information.
On September 14, 2022, schools, universities, offices, and organizations will celebrate Hindi Diwas to highlight the significance of the day and the language. This day marks the incorporation of Hindi as one of India’s official languages.
On September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as India’s official language. One of the two official languages of the Union Government is Hindi written in the Devanagri script, the other being English. It is one of the Republic of India’s 22 official languages.
It is also believed that Beohar Rajendra Simha, together with Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt, and Seth Govind Das, contributed to the recognition of Hindi as one of the two official languages.
Origins of the Hindi Language
The history of Hindi is associated with the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Mughals and Persians gave the Hindi language their distinct flavor. In India, it is common knowledge that hundreds of languages and dialects are spoken. After achieving independence, the country’s foremost concern was the language. The Constituent Assembly of India was elected on 6 December 1946 to draft the Indian Constitution. The final version of the Constitution was accepted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and it went into effect on January 26, 1950.
In addition to India, the Hindi language is also spoken in Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Fiji, and Mauritius, among others.
Why is Hindi Diwas celebrated on September 14, 2022?
After achieving independence, the Government of India established a target for grammar and orthography using the Devanagari script to bring about writing uniformity. The objective was to give the national language an idealized appearance and to standardize grammar and orthography. The Constituent Assembly then selected Hindi as the official language of India on September 14, 1949. In addition, September 14 is also the birthday of Rajendra Simha, who valiantly worked to make Hindi India’s official language.
Some interesting information about Hindi Diwas and the Hindi language for the year 2022
The most widely spoken language in India is Hindi. Over 70 percent of the population speaks and understands Hindi.
The most noteworthy fact about Hindi is that the word “Hindi” is derived from the Persian language, and the first Hindi poetry was composed by the renowned poet Amir Khusro.
Grasim the Taisi, a French author, penned the earliest literature about the history of the Hindi language.
In 1977, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s first minister of external affairs, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi for the first time.
The most often used term in the Hindi language is “Namaste.”
In 2000, the first Hindi web portal was launched, and since then, Hindi’s Internet presence has gained speed.
One of the seven Indian languages utilized to generate a website address is Hindi (URL).
In 1918, during the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Mahatma Gandhi spoke for the first time on making Hindi a national language. Gandhiji referred to Hindi as the language of the people.
Article 343 of the Constitution was amended on January 26, 1950, to recognize Hindi as an official language.
On the festival of Hindi Diwas, Rajbhasha Week or Hindi Week is celebrated annually from 14 to 21 September. There are numerous tournaments organized. In reality, several school and office gatherings are organized. Its primary purpose is to raise people’s enthusiasm for the development of the Hindi language outside of the Hindi Diwas.
On Hindi Diwas, the Bhasha Samman award was established to encourage individuals to learn Hindi and other languages. This award is granted annually to writers who have made important contributions to Indian languages as well as classical and medieval literature.
On September 14th, the entire nation celebrates Hindi Diwas to raise awareness about the significance of the Hindi language. This article is a translation of the original, for which the author is credited.