The Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as the official language of the Republic of India on the 14th of September 1949. However, the idea of using it as the official language was sanctioned by the Constitution of the country on 26th January 1950. The original day of adopting Hindi as the official language is observed as Hindi Diwas.
It was a moment of pride for the Indians when the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as the official language of the country. The Constitution approved the same and Hindi written in Devanagari script became the official language.
14th September, the day the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as its official language, is celebrated as Hindi Diwas each year. Many schools, colleges and offices celebrate this day with great enthusiasm. These places are decked up for the celebration and people come dressed in Indian ethnic wear. Many people come forward to talk about the importance of Hindi language and Indian culture. Schools host Hindi debate, poetry and story-telling competitions and cultural programs.
It is a day to stress upon the importance of Hindi language which is losing its significance in the country where English speaking population is considered smarter. It is sad to see how during job interviews, people who speak English are given preference over the others. It clearly shows that employers mistake a person’s English language skills for their knowledge about the task at hand. It is time to overcome this biased attitude.
Hindi Diwas is a great step to emphasize the importance of our national language as well as our culture.