Hindi Diwas 2022 will be held on September 14 to raise awareness about the significance of the Hindi language in the country. The Hindi language is one of the oldest, with much of its academic terminology derived from Sanskrit written in the Devanagari script. Let us look at the history, significance, and vital facts of Hindi Diwas.
On September 14, 2022, schools, universities, offices, and organizations will celebrate Hindi Diwas to highlight the significance of the day and the language. The day marks the adoption of Hindi as one of India’s official languages.
On September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India declared Hindi to be the national language of India. One of the two official languages of the Union Government is Hindi written in Devanagri script, the other being English. It is one of the Republic of India’s 22 official languages.
It is also claimed that Beohar Rajendra Simha, along with others such as Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt, and Seth Govind Das, worked to get Hindi recognized as one of the two official languages.
The History of the Hindi Language
The Indo-Aryan part of the Indo-European language family is responsible for the history of Hindi. Mughals and Persians infused Hindi with their unique flavor. We are all aware that India is home to hundreds of languages and dialects. The language was the most contentious issue in the country after it gained independence. The Constituent Assembly of India was elected on December 6, 1946, to draft the Indian Constitution. The Constituent Assembly approved the final text of the Constitution on November 26, 1949, and it went into effect throughout the country on January 26, 1950.
Aside from India, the Hindi language is also spoken in Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Fiji, and Mauritius.
Why is Hindi Diwas held on September 14th, 2022?
Following independence, the Government of India set an aim to give the country’s mother language an idealized appearance and set a target for grammar and orthography using the Devanagari script to bring about standardization in writing. Following this, on September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly declared Hindi to be India’s official language. Apart from that, September 14 is Rajendra Simha’s birthday, who battled valiantly to make Hindi the official language of India.
Some fascinating facts regarding the Hindi language and Hindi Diwas in 2022
1. Hindi is India’s most widely spoken language. More than 70% of the population speaks and understands Hindi.
2. The most fascinating fact about Hindi is that the word “Hindi” is derived from the Persian language, and the first Hindi poetry was composed by the great poet “Amir Khusro.”
3. “Grasim the Taisi,” a French writer, wrote the first literature on the history of the Hindi language.
4. In 1977, the first external affairs minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi for the first time.
5. The word “Namaste” is the most often used term in Hindi.
6. The first Hindi web portal was created in 2000, and since then, Hindi has been making its imprint on the Internet, which has now gained traction.
7. Hindi is one of the seven Indian languages utilized to construct a web address (URL).
8. In 1918, Mahatma Gandhi spoke for the first time in Hindi Sahitya Sammelan about making Hindi a national language. Gandhiji also referred to Hindi as the “public language.”
9. Article 343 of the Constitution designated Hindi as an official language on January 26, 1950.
10. On the festival of Hindi Diwas, Rajbhasha Week or Hindi Week is celebrated every year from September 14 to September 21. Various competitions are organized. Several events are planned for the school and offices. Its primary goal is to foster the spirit of Hindi language growth among people by not restricting it to Hindi Diwas alone.
11. The Bhasha Samman award was established on Hindi Diwas to encourage people to learn Hindi and other languages. This award is granted annually to distinguished writers who have made important contributions to Indian languages as well as classical and medieval literature.
As a result, on September 14, the country celebrates Hindi Diwas to raise awareness about the value of the Hindi language. This is a translation of the original article, and all credit goes to the author.