Hindi Diwas 2021: Date, history, significance & struggle story
Hindi Diwas is celebrated each year on September 14 in India to mark the declaration of Hindi Language as the official language of India. Hindi language was modified on 14th September 1949 as the official Language of Republic of India. Riya Shahi explores more on the history and struggle behind the celebration of this day…
As Hindi was already the mother tongue of 40% of the India’s population, it got an official recognition in 1949. Many educational organisations such as schools, colleges actively celebrate this day. Many Hindi writing competitions are also being held in many places all over India to celebrate this annual day.
Hindi Diwas 2021: History and struggle behind celebration
In the year 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India debated about the status of official and National Indian languages. Many leaders such as N Gopalaswami Ayyangar, Seth Govind Das, RV Dhukekar, Qazi Syed Karuddin and many more argued to make Hindi an official language alongside English while some argued to make Hindi as the National language of India.
And finally on 14th September, 1949 marking the 50th birthday of Beohar Rajendra Simha who was an acclaimed Indian scholar, journalist , politician and a Gandhi follower, Hindi was adopted as the official language of India.
Hindi Diwas: Why Hindi is the most popular language
As of now, 322 million people have declared themselves as Hindi language speakers and hence Hindi is considered as one of the most popular languages in India. It is highly promoted and being taken pride for. But don’t confuse yourself by considering Hindi as the National Language because it is nowhere to be mentioned that India has a national language.
Wish you all a very Happy Hindi Diwas!