Hindi Diwas 2013 Celebrations in India
India is a land of many cultures, religions, regions, traditions and languages. Each region has its own traditions and culture that they follow, yet the one thing that binds us all as one is the unity among all the fellow Indians. One thing that remains common throughout the Indian soil is the language spoken and understood by everyone. The national language of India – Hindi.
Hindi was approved as the official language of the Indian constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949. Hindi was taken up in the Devanagri Script as the official language of the union under Article 343 in 1950. There are various dialects to the language Hindi, as there are many people all over India that speak Hindi and is common to many other languages. Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September every year to pay homage to the national language of India.
Hindi is one of the top three languages widely spoken all over the world, after English and Chinese. About 600 million people speak Hindi, and several others understand Hindi. Even in India, most states in the Northern parts of India have adopted Hindi as a common language, like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Hindi belongs to the Indo-Aryan group of languages which has been improved and developed by other languages which also include languages like Farsi, Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Turkish and English.
The High Commission of India organises the Hindi Diwas. The Hindi Diwas Celebrations include recitation of poems from great Hindi poets, essay and article writing competitions, poem writing competitions, quizzes about the Hindi language, a short depiction of the origin of the Hindi language and the competitors need to be well versed with the language of Hindi, both in writing and speaking.
Hindi Diwas 2013 Date: Saturday, 14 September