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Hindustan Times


By Neha Yadav
Published Sep 13, 2022

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Things To Know About Hindi Diwas

Every year, India observes September 14 as Hindi Diwas to commemorate the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages of the nation

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Hindi, written in Devnagiri script was adopted as one of the official languages by the Constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949

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The prime minister of Independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru decided to celebrate Hindi Diwas every year on September 14

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Officially, the first Hindi Diwas was observed on September 14, 1953

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Hindi was adopted as one of the official languages to ease down administration in a nation with several languages

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Many writers, poets and activists made efforts for the adoption of Hindi as the official language

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Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar and Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar awards are given to ministries, departments, public sector units (PSUs), etc on this day for their contributions

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The President of India honours people for their contributions to the Hindi language at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan

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Hindi language is spoken in several other countries like Nepal, Guyana, Fiji, Mauritius, Trinidad, etc

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