Hindi Day 2021: History, significance, competitions, wishes and more

Hindi Diwas 2021: The day is celebrated on September 14 every year to commemorate the adoption of Hindi as an official language.

Hindi Day 2021: History, significance, competitions, wishes and more Hindi Day celebrations 2021 (credits-Wikipedia)
Abhijit Srivastava | Sep 14, 2021 - 11:01 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is celebrated every year on September 14 to commemorate the adoption of Hindi in the Devanagari script as one of the official languages of the nation. Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world and is one of the two official languages in India.

Although the Indian Hindi diwas is different from the World Hindi Day which is celebrated on January 10 around the world.

Prime minister Narendra Modi wished citizens on Hindi Day saying: “Wishing you all a very Happy Hindi Diwas. People from different regions have played a remarkable role in making Hindi a capable and capable language. It is the result of all your efforts that Hindi is continuously making a strong identity on the global stage.”

Hindi Day 2021: Significance

One of the objectives of celebrating this day is to increase the awareness of the language in India -- to encourage translations into Hindi and expand its use in official spaces such as offices and banks.

Hindi Diwas 2021: History

72 years ago today Hindi was recognized as the official language of India. Hindi was adopted as official language on September 14, 1949. The anniversary of that event is celebrated each year as Hindi Diwas. In 1975 the Rajbhasha department was established to encourage official work in Hindi.

Hindi Diwas 2021: Competitions

To celebrate this day the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou on September 3, in social media post on Twitter invited the children of India diaspora residing in Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hainan, Hunan, Sichuan & Yunnan Provinces in China, to participate in National Hindi Day 2021 competitions.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a social media post on Twitter said: “Hindi is not just our language but our identity.”

The Consulate General of India, Atlanta celebrates Hindi Diwas on September 14 and invites everyone to be a part of the celebration.

The High Commission of India, Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating the Hindi Diwas by organising various competitions in essay writing, slogan writing, poetry recitation, singing.

Cash prizes of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded to first, second and third place winners of each category.

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