Hindi Diwas 2023: On September 14th of each year, India observes Hindi Diwas. This day has been set aside particularly to highlight Hindi’s value and encourage its development. But have you ever pondered why this day was chosen to be celebrated on September 14th? If not, let’s look into why and some fascinating information about it.
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Hindi Diwas will take place in 2023. In India, Hindi is the language that is most commonly used. It is the most widely used language for daily communication and is used in several states across the nation. Furthermore, Hindi is the fourth most frequently spoken language in the world, behind Mandarin, Spanish, and English, on a global scale. As a result, every year on September 14th, Hindi Diwas is observed with the intention of raising awareness of the importance of Hindi and promoting it.
What Justifies Observing Hindi Diwas on September 14th?
The 14th of September is designated as Hindi Diwas for two primary reasons. First off, it commemorates the day in 1949 when Hindi, written in Devanagari, was chosen as the nation’s official language following much debate. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first prime minister, decided on September 14 as the date for this statement. Another key reason for commemorating this day is related to a well-known Hindi poet.
When Was the First Hindi Diwali Celebrated?
The Committee for the Promotion of National Language initially recommended observing this day in 1953. While promoting the value of Hindi was the main goal of this day, it also happens to be the anniversary of the birth of renowned Hindi poet Maithili Sharan Gupt. He was a renowned Indian academic, supporter of Hindi, Sanskrit scholar, and historian. He also had a major influence on the decision to make Hindi an official language.
Why is it referred to as “Hindi”?
Do you know how the Hindi language earned its name? You might be familiar with the history of Hindi Diwas by this point. If not, allow me to tell you that fascinating tale. It’s interesting to note that the name “Hindi” is a language appropriation. It came from the Persian name “Hind,” which alluded to the Indus River’s home country. When Persian speakers began to settle near the banks of the Indus River in the 11th century, they gave the local tongue the name “Hindi.”
These nations also speak Hindi, therefore it is not just spoken in India.
As was already said, Hindi is not only the language used the most in India but also in a number of other nations. Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, Pakistan, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, and Bangladesh are among these nations. States like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh are among those in India where Hindi is widely spoken.
In light of this, let’s celebrate Hindi Diwas on September 14 and continue to encourage the expansion of this lovely language both in India and around the world.