Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his heartful greeting on Hindi Diwas (Day). Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September, to commemorate the adoption of Hindi in Devanagari script as one of the official languages in different Hindi-speaking states of India.
It is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Beohar Rajendra Simha on the 14th of September whose efforts resulted in the adoption of Hindi as one of the two official languages in the Republic India.
It is also celebrated to spread awareness about the importance of the Hindi language in the country. The Hindi language is one of the oldest languages that obtains much of its academic terminology from the Sanskrit language written in the Devanagari script on 14 September 1949.
However, in today’s scenario, Hindi is gradually losing its significance, we rather prefer our children to learn foreign languages first.
Globalization has opened up a lot of opportunities and English has come to be the most important language of the century. Hindi-speaking masses are looked down upon owing to a rather unpopular opinion that it signifies a sense of backwardness while English gives a sense of superiority and high class. But that shouldn’t stop us from learning a language that has historical and cultural roots in our country and helps us connect with most of them.
However the importance of Hindi can never be erased from our roots.
The first literature on the history of the Hindi language was composed by a French writer “Grasim the Taisi”.
In 1977, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first external affairs minister addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time in Hindi.