Hindi Diwas: PM Says People From Various Walks Of Life Contributed To Enriching Hindi


India celebrates Hindi Diwas on September 14 every year. (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led his Cabinet colleagues, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah, and chief ministers of various states in wishing the nation on Hindi Diwas.

He said people from various walks of life contributed significantly to enriching Hindi and it’s continuously cementing the language’s position and creating a strong identity on the world stage. “Many wishes to all of you on Hindi Diwas,” the prime minister said Tuesday.

India celebrates Hindi Diwas on September 14 every year to mark Hindi’s adoption as an official language of the nation on this day in 1949.

“Hindi is not just India’s but one of the world’s most popular languages. As a language, Hindi acts as a bridge for Indians. It is the responsibility of all the users of Hindi to make it popular and use it as much as possible,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in a tweet in Hindi.

Home Minister Amit Shah said a language is the most potent tool of expressing oneself. “Hindi is the foundation of our cultural consciousness and national unity, a bridge between our ancient civilisation and modern progress. Under Modi ji’s leadership, we are committed to the parallel development of Hindi and other India languages.”

Wishing people in another tweet, the home minister urged them to take a pledge on Hindi Diwas that they will use their mother tongue and the national language in their daily life. “The harmony of mother tongue and national language is integral to India’s progress,” he added.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also shared an image, saying “Hindi Ka Jaykaar (Praise)”.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan quoted celebrated Hindi Indian poet, writer and playwright Bharatendu Harishchandra’s famous couplet on the importance of knowing one’s own language and how it plays a key role in development. Mr Chouhan added, “A language is not just a way of communication but it is also the basis of our strength, culture and life. Our progress is linked to its pride, honour and respect. Please give respect to it. Jai Hind, Jai Hindi.”

In a one-line tweet, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wrote, “Best wishes to all of you on Hindi Diwas.”

The Constituent Assembly accepted Hindi as the official language of India on September 14, 1949, and the first Hindi Diwas was celebrated in 1953.

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