why is hindi diwas celebrated

Disclaimer: Though this post is about Hindi Diwas yet it is written in English because many people lack the knowledge of Hindi these days.

 

Hindi Diwas is an annual day observed on 14 September at the national level and in Hindi speaking states of India to celebrate the adoption of Hindi as one of the two official languages of India.
It is celebrated, to commemorate the adoption of Hindi in the Devanagari script as one of the official languages of India. Hindi was adopted as one of the two official languages of the Republic of India by the Constituent Assembly of India thanks to the efforts of Beohar Rajendra Simha along with Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt, and Seth Govind Das.
 As such, on the 50th birthday of Beohar Rajendra Simha on the 14th of September 1949, the efforts came to fruition following the adoption of Hindi as an official language. This decision was ratified by the Constitution of India that came into effect on the 26th of January 1950.

Apart from local-level events in schools and other institutions, a few of the notable events include:-

The former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee had conferred awards in different categories for excellence in different fields pertaining to Hindi at a function in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
Rajbhasha Awards were conferred upon the Ministries, Departments, PSUs, and Nationalised Banks.
Making bank challans available only in English and Hindi even in rural India where most people only know one language – their mother tongue. 7/8ths of the time this is NOT Hindi.

“हिन्दी बनती हमें महान, देश की है यह शान”

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