New Delhi: Hindi is one of the most spoken languages in the world. The population of Hindi speakers is third after the Chinese language Mandarin and English. Hindi is the carrier of the culture of India, hence Hindi Diwas is celebrated all over the country on 14th September. The main objective of celebrating Hindi Diwas is to preserve and maintain this language.
Actually, since the British came to India, the practice of English has increased, which is increasing continuously. Because of this Hindi is also being neglected. Hindi Divas is celebrated to promote Hindi language. Although World Hindi Day is celebrated globally on 10 January, in India 14 September is celebrated as Hindi Day. Mahatma Gandhi had said that Hindi is the language of the people and also recommended that it be declared the national language of the country. Although Hindi has not got the status of national language till date, but Hindi has definitely become our official language.
Hindi, written in Devanagari script, was accepted as the official language of India in the Constituent Assembly on 14 September 1949. The government of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru has since decided to celebrate this day as Hindi Divas. However, Hindi Divas was not celebrated in 1950, 1951 and 1952. The first Hindi Day was officially celebrated on September 14, 1953.